On Sunday we set off on our annual Santa Ride and it was glorious.
Once again my daughter Chloe reprised her role as my sidecar elf. It always amazes me when she chooses to hang out (dressed as an elf) with her goofy mother (who dresses like Santa) when she could be doing teenager stuff like navel gazing and texting friends who are in the same room.
Chloe gave her waving arm a real work out. She seemed far more into it and excited about taking the ride than in years past. I don’t know the reason but I’m glad about it.
I hope that one day these memories are happy ones for her and that they aren’t the stuff that trips to the psychiatrists couch are made of. “Do you KNOW what my mother used to do each year around Christmas?”
Time will tell.
…a Kawasaki and a Moto Guzzi and motard… and.. 🙂
Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without our Santa Ride. It has fast become one of our most looked-foward-to traditions.
This year Kenny was our lone elf. Weirdo.
My friend George turned up on his V-Strom totally decked out like a reindeer. Is that cute or what?!
While we were hanging around waiting to see who would turn up, passers by stopped to take our picture and we got lots of honks and waves before we even set off.
Just as in years past, the reward for riding around dressed like Santa is how happy and excited the people on the roads are to see you. Making people smile in spite of themselves? Priceless.
Hope you had a very merry Christmas!
The Ural is mostly dressed for the winter. It’s donning its silver wreath on the rack and all is right in the world.
As it turns out, I had to do a little repair work on the string of wreath lights, though. Check me out being all handy and what-not! 😉
Why are Christmas lights so crappy?
On a side note – Kenny also “fixed” the Buddha in the front yard while messing with another string of Christmas lights. Hey, you know how it is. One light goes out? They all go out. (And statuary get kicked across the yard.)
Santa Clausii Are Coming to Town
This weekend my friends and I are set to head out on our Santa ride. That happens to be my favorite-est group ride of the year. That’s the one where we all dress up as Santa or elves and spread some cheer on the roadways.
It’s always so much fun to see everyone be excited to see the Santas on wheels.
It’s been great having a few more people join in on the ride each year. The 1st year, it was just me – a lone wolf Santa. It’s nice to have friends who are willing to do silly stuff.
Pics from our 2012 Santa Ride
Stay tuned for Santa Ride prep and pics coming up this weekend!