Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Dickens of a Weekend!

This past weekend was Dickens of a Christmas in Historic Downtown Ripon! Dickens of a Christmas is a Victorian-themed Christmas festival as a tribute to the stunning Victorian architecture and homes throughout Ripon. It features something for everyone: Living Windows in downtown businesses on Friday evening, carriage rides through Historic Downtown Ripon, a Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dickens of a Quilt Show, Enchanted Forest of trees sponsored by area organizations, an International Gift Market, Breakfast with Santa and much more! It is fun to see all of my friends in the Living Windows and it always puts me in the Holiday Spirit!

This year there Las Posadas was also part of the Dickens tradition. Las Posadasis a Christmas tradition in many Spanish-speaking countries which reenacts the Biblical Mary and Joseph’s search for lodgings in Bethlehem. There was a reenactment, caroling, traditional foods of Spanish-speaking countries, and a Latino DJ! What fun!

The pressure of the end of the semester is building...this is our last week of classes, then next week it's finals week! So much to do!

The weather forecast for today is 3-4" of snow in additon to the 5" we got yesterday! All I have to do is study, so let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!


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