The lights are bright on 37th St.

Last weekend, I was taking a walk through University Heights and happened to amble down W. 37th St. as the homeowners were festooning their homes and utility poles with decorative lights. I was impressed with the dedication, hard work and extension ladders that these homeowners put forth to offer a truly weird-as-Austin holiday lights display.

I also saw something that made me add “digital camera” to my Christmas wish-list. At the last house I passed, the poor homeowner was napping on his front lawn, under the canopy of un-lit lights and near a pile of empty light boxes. The poor guy was using his coat as both blanket and pillow. It would have made a great photo for holiday cards.

If you haven’t seen the spectacle yet, go this year. Park in the neighborhood (but don’t block my driveway!) and walk the length of the street–you won’t want to miss a thing.

2 Comments so far

  1. wixlet (unregistered) on December 13th, 2004 @ 4:03 pm

    dona, do you know if the street is fully lit on weeknights as well as weekends?

  2. Dona (unregistered) on December 13th, 2004 @ 4:09 pm

    Yes, it is lit on weeknights. Traffic can be pretty rough turning on to 37th, though, so I’d suggest going just after dark, or waiting until after 10:00 pm, if at all possible. Or park a few streets over and walk to 37th.

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