Last night Jim and I drove around ooohing and aaahing at the lights.
The tallest lighted tree was a living one over on Coronado Island. It’s probably about fifty feet tall:
Of course, we had to drive by the historic Hotel del Coronado:
The Hotel del Coronado was built in 1887. It is one of the oldest and largest all-wooden buildings in the United States and was the largest hotel in the world when it opened in 1888.
Room 3327 is haunted.
It has been featured on television and in movies — most notably Some Like It Hot starring Marilyn Monroe — has hosted every president since its construction, and is the most expensive piece of real estate in the United States, most recently selling for $384 million and currently valued at $590 million. The Freedom Tower in New York City might take the record once it is completed.
It is also on a United States postage stamp issued earlier this year:
I just realized in doing a search of my blog that I have not done a post on the historic Hotel del Coronado. Well! That will have to change with the new year!
The following pictures are of ornaments found on public Christmas trees in the San Diego Area:
And remember, if Santa didn’t bring you what you wanted, perhaps you need to spend a little more time next year being nice. Especially you Republicans!
Merry Christmas to family and friends everywhere!
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