First, we went to the Flea Market in San Jose. A complete waste of time. I don't know if it might be better when it's not December 29th and really cold, but yesterday, not so good. It was mostly a bunch of cheap kids' toys, cheap shoes, fake flowers, cheap underwear, and other cheap stuff.
Then we went to Christmas in the Park in San Jose to ride the ferris wheel. I found out that I don't like ferris wheels. I was terrified. But Katie likes to ride ferris wheels and I thought it would be fun (that was before I realized that ferris wheels scare me). I was afraid we were going to be blown off the wheel or that it was going to collapse. Not so fun. But I can laugh about it now.
Then we went to the World's largest Monopoly board (across the street from the office) and took a few pictures. Maybe Katie will post some of the pictures ...
and then last night we went to the Fantasy of Lights (FOL) in Los Gatos. Fortunately, someone from my office had given me the special 3D glasses (they ran out of these the first week and this is the final week). Anyway, when you wear the glasses the lights become psychedelic, with rainbow colors -- that made it fun. Here are Katie and Robin wearing the AMAZING glasses ..
Here's what my Christmas tree looks like with the glasses on -- really cool! Next year, we might just drive around the neighborhood wearing the glasses (we just have to make sure the driver isn't wearing the glasses).
Anyway, the glasses were the best thing about the light show. They kind of forgot Christmas in the lights. There were dinosaurs and a volcano, and some dancing veggies, a tooth, and a clipper ship, to mention a few of the items. There was very little mention of Christmas (not even Santa) and no nativity scene at all.
All in all it was a very good day (in spite of the flea market) -- we even had time to play Liar's Dice and Scrabble. and guess who won the Scrabble game???
Happy New Year!!