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holiday reflections

You might recall from this post the blocks of historic homes and antebellum mansions that surround Lake Defuniak in Defuniak Springs. They’re enough to look at on their own, but during the Christmas season, the entire Lake District is lit up with a plethora of twinkling lights.  It’s a mix of old-fashioned displays, old school kitsch (lots of color bulbs!) and down-home spirit.
I thought all the brightness, holiday music and activity would be entertaining for Emery, so I took a detour tonight after work to show her the sights. She slept through the whole thing. Everyone drives through at about 5 miles per hour, so I was safely able to snap these pictures on my iPhone. If you haven’t been and you’re nearby, it’s worth a little trip around the lake. 
reflections from lights across the lake

Circling the lake

Today I took Emery out on her first stroll complete with new stroller, walking buddy (mom) and old houses to look at along the way. We loaded up and headed to the lake in Defuniak to get some fresh air and see what she thought of everything. The lake is supposedly one of two perfectly round lakes in the world and is surrounded by sweet southern homes all along the one-mile circle. Turns out the little monkey slept through it all with barely a peep made the whole time, but mom and I had fun checking out the old houses and imagining what we would do if they were our projects. Here are some of the sights:
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