In the spirit of the season we decorated our little home on Friday.
On Friday night we visited with friends who are attempting to start monthly gatherings for couples who have particiapted in the Marriage Encounter program. There were 6 couples there. We knew 3 of the couples and were glad to meet the other two. We wish them success and hope to join them again when we are in the area.
On Saturday morning we went to breakfast with another couple. Following breakfast we went to the nearest Hess gas station to get Len this years truck to add to his colleciton. We then headed down to Maryland for Charlotte and Abby.
That night we took the girls to Pitman NJ a quaint town about 20 miles from here. For the last 25 years they hold Christmas in the Grove. The Grove is the site of an old Methodist "camp meeting". The houses were at one time seasonal homes that meeting attendees used. They are now privately owned. Several of the homes participate in the annual project along with many stores and the community. Even Santa is an attendnace.
Charlotte reviewing her list.
Abby saying this is as close as she going to get and holding tight to Grandpop.
We were very impressed with the display. The town was full of people. Probably had it not been on a Saturday and we had to fight the crowds, we would have spent more time looking around.
Don't quite "get" this one:
The displays are open to the public and free. There is a box where people can drop donations as it costs about $1,000 a month for electric that is split by the 4 neighboring families who do this.
The weather cooperated and it was in the mid 40's and no wind. Perhaps we will go another time with the girls before Christmas.