Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Day After Thanksgiving...

Yesterday we started out the "Christmas" season with a wonderful day filled with poinsettia's, Christmas trees, and a "festival" of lights.

We took our out-of-town family to the Krohn Conservatory to start the day.  I've been there multiple times, but never tire of it's beauty.  It's a very cheery and colorful place to visit with tropical plants and flowers; a "Thanksgiving" feast for the eyes.

I think they own the rights to the tallest cactus in the world (I don't really know whether it is or not, but it sure appears large).

After the Krohn Conservatory, we headed downtown to take in the Christmas decorations and the annual Duke Energy train display.  It was a great way to get into the holiday spirit.

It was a very chilly day, with temperatures in the low 30's, but we bundled up and enjoyed the activities that a "downtown" atmosphere affords.

After leaving the city, our brother-in-law treated us to dinner and we closed the day with the "Festival of Lights" at the Cincinnati Zoo.

I wish I had taken more pictures at the zoo as the lights were really pretty.....

Once home, we all crashed in front of the fire with some homemade hot chocolate with mini marshmallows.  I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend the day after Thanksgiving; what a great day!