Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

We're having quite the warm winter so far here in Colorado, no snow to be had anywhere along the Front Range, though I hear the mountains are getting it in amounts measured in feet.

As is my wont, I tend to go riding to find a Nativity Scene to pose my motorcycle by as a gentle reminder to some as to why Christmas is celebrated. This year, my loving wife Martha and I took a sidecar rig ride down to the town of Parker and the Parker Country Market. Martha had spotted this Nativity scene while we were returning from our short ride to Bee Rock last weekend.

The sun was out and though the bank thermometer at the Parker bank read 33°F, it didn't feel cold at all to us as we posed Natasha:

The Nativity scene at the Parker Country Market

Here's a closer view, basic but complete

Quite the menagerie at the market

 The Parker Country Market sells big and small bronze(?) statues of wildlife and country themed knick knacks and antiques.

Old Saint Nick was in evidence amongst the wildlife, 
though the lack of snow kind of takes away from the scene doesn't it?

We left the market and ran some errands, ending up at neighborhood friends' house to drink their booze and do some chatting.  Not a bad way to spend Christmas Eve, no stress as our shopping was done way before today.  We did witness a near miss by this idiot who ran a red light and almost t-boned the car in front of us as we exited the Parker Country Market.....you can never let down your guard.

My family and I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas....hope you got a ride in today.

7 comments:

motoroz said...

Have a Merry Christmas

Allen Madding said...

Thanks for the reminder that HE is the reason for Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

-Peace

RichardM said...

That really is quite a menagerie. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Richard

Circle Blue said...

Merry Christmas to you, Martha and "The Things."
~Keith

Micah said...

Merry Christmas!!

Chris Luhman said...

Merry Christmas Dom! Those scenes don't quite look right without some snow. Here's hoping you get some soon!

-Chris @ everydayriding.org

bobskoot said...

Charlie6 & Martha:

hope you are having the Merriest of Christmas's .

it it's any consolation, no snow here either

bob
bobskoot: wet coast scootin