December 07, 2012

Merriment Day ~ 11 ~ Christmas Camel

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A year after we moved to Idaho someone asked me if we had been to the hills to see the Camel at Christmastime.  I said "to see the what?  There is a camel in Idaho?"  I couldn't believe that someone has a camel.  So we took the drive to Hanson where there is the biggest lights display in the valley and the infamous "Christmas Camel".  It has been a yearly tradition since.  
Tonight we get to go feed the Camel his carrots and to walk around and see the wonderful display of lights.  It is going to be so much fun!!










Wishing you all a wonderful day.








18 comments:

Primlish ♥ said...

How pretty! What a great Christmas display so close to home. We may be going to ours tonight, but ours doesn't have that awesome camel! :( He is beautiful!

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Such pretty lights!!
What a wonderful tradition.
Adorable camel.
Hugs
Tam

The Gingerbread Gem said...

That must have been so much fun. My kids loved these pictures and kept asking 'who is that girl', 'what is her name', 'why does she get candy from Santa', ....

Goedele

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hi Steph! I'm just imagining the sparkle in the eyes of your girls when they see all the lights. That's a wonderful family event for all of you! There are several outdoor huge light displays in western pa./eastern ohio, but a little drive for us. It was Ok when the kids were little , but now we just drive around the neighborhoods to see lights. The expression on the camel's face lokks like he knows he is the star of the show! :) --Jan

TheRustyThimble said...

Beautiful displays, pretty cool camel too!
Have a wonderful time, what a great tradition

Hugs
Brenda

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Steph, wow!!! So pretty and festive......what a wonderful time.....Blessings Francine.

bettyj said...

What an awesome tradition! The Christmas camel sounds like it could be a children's book.

Firecracker Kid said...

Holy wow, that's a lot of lights! I've always loved to look at them, but my goodness wouldn't want the utility bill. They're beautiful :)

Hugs~Carol

Christine said...

Oh it's amazing! That would be a wonderful plce for kids to go at Christmas!
You can't help but smile at all the lights and the CAMEL!
Blessings
Christine

Trace4J said...

Oh CAMEL love!
Have blast.
Woolie Hugs
Trace


www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

prims by olde lady morgan said...

OMG!! that is over the top fun! I would go every year too! OLM

jennifer768 said...

Oh what a fun night! Love the camel and those wonderful lights.Hugs,Jen

morning cup of coffee said...

Beautiful and so colorful. I love places like this, especially when you have little ones.

There used to be a living nativity where I used to live - with animals and I don't know if it was a camel or a dromedary. Anyway there were several - along with Roman soldiers, harassing the people in the crowd (just for fun) about paying our taxes. It was set up like Bethlehem, and it meandered around, going from market to inns, and to the fields where the sheep and other animals were. I miss it.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Wowsers!! That's some light show!! Cool beans!! But, oh....I LOVE that camel!!! For some reason, I've always had a soft spot for camels.... (strange I know....) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Cindi said...

Oh Steph that is amazing! I have never seen a display like that...I think I need to get out more. lol I am sure the girls were uber excited. Thanks for sharing.
Be blessed,
Cindi

Shirlee said...

Looks like great fun!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Hi, Steph~ Precious Moments of Beauty~ just gorgeous Christmas lights~ reminds me of when I was a little one~
hugs & smiles
Teresa

Beckyjean said...

What a wonderful way to spend an evening with your family.

Hugs~Becky