Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Maple Hill Hop 110

Maple Hill Hop

Welcome to 
The Maple Hill Hop.
This is a hop for folks who love the outdoors.
Feel free to post about anything that's going on
in your neck of the woods,
no matter the season.
(Please share only outdoor posts.)
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Friday night we headed over to Lake Wales for their holiday street event.
The historic downtown area was a buzz of activity.
Festive lights, carolers and 
even a snow flurry or two awaited us.
The "snow" was some kind of soap mixture,
but it looked so realistic.
With the help of the breezy conditions,
it felt like a bit of winter had paid us a visit.
Many merchants offered drink and nosh
and a small market with homemade/handmade items was featured.
There were also specific kid-friendly activities
to usher in the holiday season.

A local community choir graced us with songs of the season.
The acoustics in the old arcade were fabulous!
The restored building is now used to house offices and shops during the day,
but it came alive on this evening with beautiful music.
We even bumped into our friends, Faye & Lynn, 
enjoying a rare night out on the town.

This is just the type of small-town festivity we enjoy.
As a family living with autism,
it is sometimes difficult for us to partake in these types of venues. 
This was a pleasant surprise.
The music wasn't too loud, the street not crowded,
and just the right amount of activity. 
What a wonderful way to ring in the Christmas season.

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