Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Cheer ♥♥♥

Even though we're not very big on Christmas decorations at home, we look forward to walking through our neighborhood to checking out the Christmas lights. We live close to Willow Glen and they're very festive and big on the Christmas Cheer.

I've been planning on expanding my daily walks to explore downtown San Jose. I used to look at the Christmas decorations from the light rail when I was passing through, but never had the chance to see them close up. They have the most beautiful Christmas in the Park decoration. 

I only wished I had checked if dogs were allowed to walk through the park. I just assumed that since it's in the public place and they don't have any restriction in this park normally that we would be okay. Sadly they had signs on every corner and entrance to the park 'no dogs allowed', so we were peering in from the outskirts of the park and making a googly eyes at the beautiful decoration.

I didn't think the dogs would get kick out of this, but it's something that I wanted to see and visit for many years. But usually when I'm done walking dogs, I don't feel like going out for another walk by myself. Today I walked close 10 miles (between all of our dogs), but it was worth it. Pete and Abbey had a great time watching all the Christmas decoration, it was Christmas Cheer overload - moving decorations, music and lights. I think Abbey would have loved to take the Clockmakers Shop home, she stood there watching in amazement. She still gets mesmerized when she hears a rooster and she loves bubbles, so you can imagine her surprise when she saw her two favorite things all at once.

I thought we would have a quiet afternoon browsing downtown San Jose, I forgot about the little kids that don't yet go to school. So we had to negotiate lots people who wanted to check out the Christmas decorations also. Abbey and Pete don't know how to act casual and lay low...when I asked Abbey and Pete to sit in front of the big Christmas tree to have their photo taken; Pete thought the ground was too cold to sit on so perched himself on top of Abbey. People thought it was adorable and wanted to take photos of them and meet them. 

They loved all the attention :)


Two Pitties in the City said...

That last photo is amazing! I love walking around and seeing the decorations, though too bad that they actually weren't able to walk through. Are people just irresponsible with their droppings and ruining it for others?

Alley903 said...

Yes, I think they don't dogs peeing on the decorations or have yellow spots on the "snow". They cover the grass with white fabric to make it look like a snow.