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One of the things I love about having house guests is you end up being a tourist in your own town. So, when our friends from New York were visiting, we decided to do something we had never done before – we went to the Midway to watch the San Diego Parade of Lights. Wow, talk about a double whammy! The Midway is super cool and the Parade of the Lights put the evening over the top.
According to the Parade of Lights website, approximately 40,000 people turn out to see over 80 boats decorated in a “Christmas Around the World” theme. Thankfully, we were able to get a reservation at the Midway for a buffet dinner below deck and seating on the flight deck to watch the parade. We figured parking would be tough so we took good ol’ Uber to the Midway. Traffic was bad and the parking lot at the Midway was full so we definitely made the right choice not to drive.
San Diegans have been decorating their boats for the Parade of Lights since 1971. It’s such a perfectly California tradition to have a holiday parade on the water with boats instead of floats. The view from the Midway’s flight deck has got to be one of the best in the City. Even though I have lived here for 25 years now, I felt like I was seeing San Diego Bay for the first time and was in awe of the beauty surrounding me. Our friends were in hog heaven being outside on a December night, I seriously think they would have been just as happy standing in a parking lot.
Even if we don’t have friends visiting us next December, I plan on going to the Parade of Lights. Every time, I think about being on that flight deck, watching those boats on the bay with our friends, my heart bursts with JOY.
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