Our campground has clearly gotten the Christmas spirit. The areas where people have homes as compared to a simple concrete pad, are more likely to have elaborate tableaus, but we are amazed and delighted by the creativity and ingenuity of our fellow campers. Some neighborhoods organize themselves and the unity of their lights and ornaments made the displays even more impressive. One long street featured luminaria and residents collected canned goods and cash for needy people before we could ride past their homes. Another street was big on massive blinking electric displays, complete with music. Inflatable displays are popular, because once the holidays are over they shrink and fit down to fit in an RV bay. Not surprisingly, many of the inflatables were of Santa in a motor home or towing a trailer, fitting our campground location. Although we have had a few cooler days, I keep thinking about how easy the folks have it here when it comes to decorating: no frozen, numb fingers when you are putting out your holiday decor.
Today's holiday event was the golf cart parade. I went online to get ideas and the ideas I saw there were so intimidating, we decided to remain part of the audience. You not only have to come up with Christmas-y things to attach to your golf cart; you have to insure that they will still be there after you whiz around the campground at 15+mph. First we admired the carts in the staging area and as they circled the campground drove counterclockwise so we could see them twice. Many of the drivers had costumes - a major commitment of time and $$$. Because our park is so big, it took over an hour for the carts to make the rounds. Many folks sat in their driveways on lawn chairs sipping wine and waiting for the show to arrive. They did not look like they minded having to wait at all. Have some more wine! Safe and free entertainment.