Views of the Neighborhood – Twelve Days Of Christmas in Lights

Thanks for joining the tour of the Twelve Days of Christmas in lights. The City of Lakeway has installed these lights in different locations around the city. They then published a list of clues as to where the lights are located. Since the Producer and I have already scouted out the locations, we will just drive to them. Since this is a night tour, we will be serving a charcuterie of assorted meats and cheeses accompanied by freshly baked sourdough bread and hot spiced (and spiked) cider. Of course, there is the top-shelf bar along with a 1972 Cherryblock Cabernet and Kistler 2017 VineHill Vineyard Chardonnay. For a sweet note, we have spice cake topped with a creme cheese frosting drizzled with caramel. We also have Jimmy Buffet with his version of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Also, I was challenged by Frank and Liz to show a picture of The Producer and me in our ninja outfits. So there it is. Let’s now get on the bus and get rolling.

The first set of lights is A Partridge in a Peartree.

Next is Two Turtle Doves

Three French Hens.

Four Calling Birds

Five GGGGGolden RRRRRRings.

Six Geese a Laying

Seven Swans a Swimming

Eight Maids a Milking

Nine Ladies Dancing

Ten Lords A Leaping

Eleven Pipers Piping

Twelve Drummers Drumming

So that’s the tour. Stay on the bus, have more food, and listen to Jimmy’s version.

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    1. Thank you, Chris. 😁

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  1. I love this, John! Thanks for taking us along on the tour. Wishing you a peaceful Sunday.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. The same peace wish to you.

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    A new twist on the 12 Days of Christmas — wonderful, John. Enjoy the day and your festive neighborhood. βœ¨πŸŽ„βœ¨

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Wishing yo a peaceful Sunday.

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  3. Wow. What a creative collection – and one that I’ve never seen before. Cheers to the organizers. Now about your ninja photo. You had quite the physical transformation in the past week. You must have been a workout machine!

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    1. It is a wonderful new diet. You hire others to not eat and then take their photo.

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      1. John – that is absolutely a brilliant idea!!!

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      2. It takes a lover of eats to figure out a diet hack.

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  4. You both look great in your ninja outfits (lol). Once again I have to give your community a hat’s off cheer for their creativity!! It’s things like this that join a community together.
    Thanks for the ride, John.

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    1. Thanks for coming along, GP. 😁 There is a lot of spirit here.

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  5. I’ve never seen a Christmas display based on the Twelve Days. It’s a clever idea, and well executed. Thanks for taking the time to share it with us!

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    1. The fun part was it being a scavenger hunt with clues. Thanks, Linda.

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  6. Wow, what a wonderful series of Christmas lights, John. We don’t have very much like this here.

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    1. Well happy holidays anyway. πŸŽ„

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  7. Fun tour; thanks, John!

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    1. Thank you for going along, Becky.

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      1. I live right on the Square in Frisco, and from Thanksgiving to after New Years we’re treated to an impressive light show set to music each night. The music gets old (especially if you’re trying to work) but the lights are amazing!

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      2. Goodness. Even I have heard of the Frisco light show. (Can’tremember where though.) I have to say that might be a little too much for me. 😁

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  8. These are terrific. Love Jimmy Buffet too. The bus looks great all decorated.

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. It was swell seeing you and Dot at Sally’s place. I can’t blame Dot for not liking the antlers.

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      1. She was not happy with us that day.

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      2. I’ll bet not. 😊

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  9. Huh. Never really noticed that there was such a big bird theme with Christmas.

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    1. Seems that way doesn’t it. 😁

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  10. A good colorful Christmas post, John. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne.

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  11. That’s great. So festive.

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    1. Thank you, Staci.

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  12. . . . and two ninjas with charcu-u-terie!!!!

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  13. What a cool tour! Great idea from the City of Lakeway! I’d love to see something like that! (Did you sing the lyrics for each one out the car window?) πŸ˜€

    Thanks for another fun bus trip and the Jolly Santa Line! Enjoyed it! πŸ™‚ One small question, though. What the heck is a charcuterie? (We don’t know ’bout such as them ’round these parts.)

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    1. Generally a board with cheeses and dried salami kind of meats.

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      1. Good to know. Around here, I think we just call that “a board with cheeses and salami.” πŸ˜€ But I’m always happy to learn a new word. (Look for it in my next book! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ )

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  14. How fun is that? It’s my most un-loved of the Christmas songs but in lights, is wonderful. And, of course Jimmy Buffet’s version is way more fun… as is our Canadians Bob and Doug McKenzie’s version πŸ˜‰ https://youtu.be/1DTwLqR071M

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    1. I almost selected that one as well. Decided on the Jimmy Buffet. A typical hoser move.

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      1. Love it!
        That it is πŸ˜‰

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  15. That was quite a Parrothead Christmas!

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    1. Hahaha. Glad you liked it.

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  16. Great lights/decorations, John. I think I’ll soon show some from Port Aransas. We liked them a lot. I have a nicely decorated Farley boat here: https://wp.me/p107Dr-1xj
    Have a great Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. The Farley Boats are a lot of fun to look at for sure.

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  17. Great tour, John — thanks for letting me go along. Our park has a setup of the Twelve Days of Christmas all lit up, too, but I didn’t have to piece together clues to find them. Yours probably took longer, but the mental payoff was better, ha!

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    1. I’m not sure about that, Debbie. I felt pretty good about fining them all. 😊

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  18. That bus is killer, John, and you and The Producer look like you could do some damage in those Ninja outfits, too! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you, Lori. 😁

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  19. Great tour bus. I love Lakeway’s version of The Twelve Days of Christmas. I’ve never hear Jimmy Buffet sing the song. Love the food and drinks this time! Cheers!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. Another one next week. 😊

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  20. Fun idea, John. I’d probably end up lost while searching for five golden riiiiiings, lol. Especially after imbibing on your hot cider πŸ™‚

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Jacquie.

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  21. You guys look amazing in those ninja outfits. Happy to be on the bus for this tour. I love warm sourdough, mmmm.

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    1. I’m glad. Thanks, Dan

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  22. I like these – they’re different and a nice change. Thanks for the tour!

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    1. You are welcome Barbara. Thanks for coming along

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  23. Impressive, dear John! True Christmas mood. And the police office again! I’m fond of their activity! πŸŽ„πŸŽˆπŸŽ‡πŸ§¨βœ¨

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    1. Thank you, Maria. They are good police for sure. 😁

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      1. I’m amazed with their vigorous creative spirit! What a poetic office you have there! 😁😁😁 I wonder if they plan to send you, citizens, St. Valentine’s cards to establish better relationship…

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      2. No, I think they just promise not to shoot us. πŸ˜‚

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      3. 😏😏😏

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  24. Love the bus and you two look awesome, John! πŸ™‚ Wonderful decorations and you had me singing. 🎼 Oh, and the Chardonnay was delicious. Cheers and Merry Christmas! πŸ₯‚πŸŽ„

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    1. The Chardonney is one of the best. Thank you, Lauren

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  25. Good stuff, John. We haven’t really been out, but should take a drive to look at the lights.

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    1. You should. I’ll have more next Sunday

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  26. How creative, John!! You and the Producer look like a couple of youngsters! And the party bus is still the most fun ride around! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Jan.

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  27. Very nice, John!

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    1. Thank you, Joan

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  28. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Loved the bus and refreshments;) Fantastic 12 days of Christmas.

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    1. Thank you, Denise. 😊

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  29. Very pretty, John. The drive by lights have been a big thing this year. Up here most every home seemed to be decorated right after Thanksgiving. Strings of lights are sold out in many places.

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    1. I think folks are going an extra measure because of Rona.

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      1. Exactly! And that’s a good thing.

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  30. Beautiful lights, John – thanks for the tour!

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    1. Thanks for coming along. 😊

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  31. How cool!!! Thanks for sharing … love the bus, by the way!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. It is special with loungers and great sound system too.

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      1. Awesome … heck, I could live in that!

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  32. Terrific read and great photos!

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    1. Thank you, Swankie.

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  33. First, let me say how HAWT you and the producer look as Ninjas! Yeow!! LOL! I really only had one glass of the lovely Chardonnay…really! 🍷🍾πŸ€ͺ

    The lights are lovely. Thanks for the tour. I’m looking forward to the next one.

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    1. You should have had more. It is rated in the top ten in the US. I had 15 bottles left over.

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    1. Thank you, Geri.

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  34. WOW! How wonderfully festive and it makes you want to sing the song!

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    1. It does, doesn’t it?

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  35. Great post and wonderful Christmas lights.

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    1. Thank you, Molly Shea.

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  36. Great images. Thanks for sharing. I’m your 94th comment. That must feel pretty good. πŸ™‚

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    1. We do have fun on Sundays. This week we are touring the Walk of Lights. You have anything you would like on the menu?

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