Gracie always celebrates the holidays with a trip to Bellingraph Gardens to see the awesome display of Christmas lights along with her friends. Jack Frost was nipping at her nose, so she dresses warm and is very stylish in her Santa hat and Rhinestone China Necklace that she got from her favorite on line boutique, Inkling's Designs.
The hour drive to Mobile went by pretty fast as she anticipated the beautiful lights as she drove. She arrived a little early and was hungry so she decided to have something delicious at a restaurant on Mobile Bay. Fried shrimp and oyster platter caught her eye as oysters are in season during the month of December. The seafood was fresh as it always is on the Gulf Coast .
Arriving at the Gardens, there was no waiting line as she arrived right at dusk. The lights were just starting to twinkle, she smiled with anticipation, and proceeded on her adventure. She wandered along the beautifully lit paths and awed at the magic of the glorious sights. So many new displays of lights were added this year. She particularly enjoyed the "under the sea" display and the swans on Mirror Lake. Stopping for a hot chocolate break, she enjoyed watching people and talking with some of the other guests in the gardens. As she listened to the children, she could not help but chuckle at the things kids say. It seems that everyone was enjoying their evening as much as Gracie was. She finished her tour of Bellingraph Gardens with the Nativity Scene, which is the reason for the season. There was one last stop - shopping at the gift shop.
On the drive home she smiled to herself with a heart full of love and joy so glad that she was able to enjoy this special place with her friends again this year.
Here are some pictures of her adventure:
Gracie hopes you enjoyed her adventure and will join her soon on others.