The " Griswold " invasion of the Appalachians

black mambablack mamba Major grinsJacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,764 Major grins

I came over a rise and was confronted with this scene. I went on by for about one-half mile, looked at my wife and said that there was no way I could pass up shooting that sight. I turned around, hollered at the man in the yard about taking pictures, he said fine, so I fired away.

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I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 3,159 Major grins

    Wow, that was quite a find!

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,764 Major grins

    @sarasphotos said:
    Wow, that was quite a find!

    Hey, Sara. I've never seen anything quite like it. They were putting up even more of that stuff as I was leaving.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandAdministrators Posts: 12,795 moderator

    This looks like every 25th house in Illinois. For some reason, our state is known for these types of displays during the holidays.

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  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,764 Major grins

    @David_S85 said:
    This looks like every 25th house in Illinois. For some reason, our state is known for these types of displays during the holidays.

    Thanks for the visit, David. I've seen some pretty impressive displays around Jacksonville but nothing of this scope....caught me by surprise to see it up in the mountains.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CARegistered Users Posts: 8,299 Major grins

    I would move.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,764 Major grins

    @Stumblebum said:
    I would move.

    I hear that, brother.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 3,159 Major grins

    @Stumblebum said:
    I would move.

    The question is, would you omove TO there or AWAY fro there... :smiley:

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,764 Major grins

    @sarasphotos said:

    @Stumblebum said:
    I would move.

    The question is, would you omove TO there or AWAY fro there... :smiley:

    That's a good question, Sara. I suspect that our esteemed colleague would flee California if given a chance.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Registered Users Posts: 957 Major grins

    My dog would love this yard....for many reasons!!

    On a photographic note....

    I like all of the colors set against the green lawn.

    If were at all possible, I'd go back at night and see if they are all illuminated.

    A nighttime shot would, I suspect, be kinda cool.

    Thanks for remembering the Griswolds!

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