I took these pictures of Santa’s House on the Rehoboth, Delaware boardwalk, where children visit Santa every weekend from Thanksgiving to Christmas. My four-year old grandson has enthusiastically embraced the concept of Santa Claus, especially the part about him bringing toys to good children, and his excitement has filled me with Christmas spirit. There’s nothing like having a small child around to better appreciate the holidays.
Photos copyright Adele Downs 2018
I took these pictures of Santa’s House on the Rehoboth, Delaware boardwalk, where children visit Santa every weekend from Thanksgiving ’til Christmas. My three-year old grandson is just beginning to grasp the concept of Santa Claus, especially the part about him bringing toys to good children, and his excitement has filled me with Christmas spirit. There’s nothing like having a small child around to better appreciate the holidays.
Sending warmest wishes to my friends, family, and readers for a Thanksgiving filled with peace and the promise of happy memories.
Photo copyright Adele Downs.
Copyright Adele Downs 2017
There’s nothing like the sound and scent of the ocean… and a stroll on the boardwalk at Christmastime.
I love the beach any time of the year, even when it means bundling up in a coat, hat, and gloves to pay a visit. My husband and I took a ride to our favorite resort town to enjoy a view of the ocean while Christmas lights illuminated the sand. The play of colors, and the tranquil sound of waves lapping the shore, offered a welcome break from the holiday rush. I think we’ve started an annual tradition.
Do you have a favorite out-of-the-way Christmas stop?
The tree and the bandstand on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk.
Santa greets children and their parents on weekends in his cottage by the sea.
These lights made me smile. Santa goes fishing.
Santa’s reindeer on the sand behind his house.
The unofficial start to summer Memorial Day weekend arrived on a cra-crazy weather menagerie of 90 degree July-like days, followed by 12 plus hours of torrential rain and flooding on the eastern shore. Our little beach community on the bay buzzed with activity until the monsoon came; and then the joggers, bikers, swimmers, gardeners, tennis and basketball players, and children in the park vanished inside. Even the ice cream truck that tours the neighborhood twice a day disappeared.
My long weekend wasn’t all sunbathing and margaritas. I finished the first round edits to Luxury Model Wife and turned them into my publisher (yay!) then read The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins (gave the book a five-star review; wish I’d written it and gotten that sweet movie deal). For me, the Memorial Day weekend was the perfect blend of remembering those who served our country, honest work, and entertaining relaxation. I hope your kickoff to the season was enjoyable, too.
Welcome, summer, my favorite time of year.
(Photo copyright Adele Downs 2016)