After the cruise, we decided to go get warm, so we headed to Red Robin for a delicious dinner. After warming up some, we went to see the lights at the Resort. We first drove around and saw them, then got out and walked the boardwalk in the rain, so the girls could get up close and personal. We were having a good time, but it was really starting to rain. Now, since I grew up around here, I know that there used to be a side door to the Resort that you could enter, but after the Resort became more exclusive, they took that door out so that no one could enter. Well, there were several parties going on that night, and people out smoking, so that side door was open. My sister and I decided to walk through, for a couple reasons. One, we were wet and cold, two she is a diabetic and needed to check her blood sugars, three we had to little girls who needed to visit the powder room and it was still a long way around to the front. So, we cut through, and after attending to business, I was standing outside the first conference room with one niece, while we waited for the other two to join us. There were a lot of people going by, decked out in formals and tuxes, but also people not dressed a whole lot better than we were. Suddenly, I look up to see an armed security guard staring my niece and I, up and down, in utter horror. Now, I know we had been out on the cruise, and had on our winter clothes, but I don't think we looked that frightening. The look on his face was like we were a bunch of bums, in there looking for a handout. My sister soon joined us, as did the security guard. He met us at the doors and asked in a very gruff voice how we got in. I told him we came through the door. He turned reddish purple and asked if it was open. I said yes, and kept walking. He was very rude, to put it mildly. I remember, back when, when the average person was welcome to look at the decorations in the Resort, but guess those days are long past. We left the Resort, without enjoying the rest of the decorations because we certainly didn't want anyone to see a normal, typical person from north Idaho in the Resort, and tarnish it's reputation.
We decided to just go tour some of the area lights, where there wasn't a dress code, so we headed to Post Falls to the house that plays music with it's lights. Once again, it's beautiful, as are most of the neighbors homes. Thank you to those who do so much work to bring so much joy into the season. My nieces just kept saying 'WOW!' as they watched it, and clapped and woo hoo'd, as well. It is impressive, and you can come as you are to this show!
On Saturday, my hubby and I ventured out to see if there were any goats down at Farragut State Park. We saw five total. The picture below is a long ways away, but those tiny white dots are mountain goats. It was fun to see them.
As we arrived home, the sunset was amazing! God put on His own light show! I would say He wins!