And that I do. But it doesn’t mean I need to be the one doing the decorating to enjoy the season. To illustrate that point, I thought I’d take you on a tour of Scottsdale and Phoenix where we've been for the last three weeks and where ‘Tis the Season. . .
Christmas trees stand taller than palm trees in some displays around town.
And how about that blue-sky backdrop?
And speaking of palm trees. . .
how about this duo decked out in their sparkling holiday jewels?
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel gets into the celebration with a garden of lights
and an ice skating rink – all open to the public as well as guests.
They also have a tree that changes its holiday gowns as Christmas carols fill the air.
But let’s not forget we are in the desert and those stately Saguaro cacti and Palo Verde trees (these at the Four Seasons Troon Resort) like to get dressed up as well for the holidays.
Nothing compares with the gingerbread displays at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Phoenix.
This display from a couple of years ago was the Wizard of Oz theme –
see the brave foursome at the Emerald City?
So I am not decorating this year.
Our setting is not the usual one and our traditions are left behind,
but there is no doubt ‘Tis the Season!
And we plan to enjoy it where ever we are!
Hope you will too!
As the busy holiday season is upon us, we appreciate even more the time you spent with us today! Photos in this post were from our trip here two years ago – but I can assure you Arizona is as decked out this year as it was then! The decorators have seen out in full force for the last two weeks!
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