2 days ago
Christmas Lights Run II
It's almost time for the Second Prairie Village Christmas Lights run. I went out tonight scouting out good streets to run down. It's a lot more difficult to plan out a Christmas Lights run route than you'd think. It has to be a loop, an out-and-back route doesn't really cut it. It needs to be on fairly quiet streets, since lots of traffic tends to ruin the appeal. It has to start and end at a convenient place for parking and meeting, preferably some place well lit and with the option of getting a holiday cocktail afterwards.
I had a great route last year from Prairie Village through Mission Hills, to Brookside and back. Unfortunately, I've driven most of the route and only half the houses that were lit last year are not lit this year. The biggest disappointment: George Brett did not light his Magnificent Tree. In case you missed the Magnificent Tree last year, it was a 30+ foot tall lit up like the tree at Rockefeller Center. Has the economy really gotten that bad that the rich people can't afford to pay someone to put up a little Christmas cheer on their behalf?
Now just so you know, I put up a little Christmas cheer myself. We stayed in KC for the first time so I took the opportunity to get decorations up over the holiday weekend.
While the Mission Hills route is out, I think I have the start of a new route. A few more evening runs and possibly a trip in the car and I'll have another festive route mapped out. Oh, if you're in the KC area, keep the evening of Decemeber 21 open.
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