Went home for a rest, then headed out to The Grotto in the evening. Sarah took a ton of pictures here as well.
Orion going down the path near the entrance. He was quite taken with the luminaries but very bothered by the ones that were not lit.
Wow! I can't believe we haven't been here before!
I don't remember what this scene was all about, but I thought it was flippin hilarious they had a backpacking stove for their fire.
And then they did....
I have always loved these big altars full of votives!
Ah, the manger scene....
So of course I had to try and explain it to Orion. His question was, "Where are the queens?" ROFL, love that kid.
Lovely close up of the Mother.
Too bad the camel looks like it is about to eat her head lol.
This tree was cool!
Some saint I guess. My Catholic knowledge is very low.
These were like projected lights on the building. Pretty neat.
Hey, it's Saint Nick. Even I could figure that one out!
Some religious scene.... Wow, I was raised Lutheran but guess I don't remember this stuff very well!
Not sure about this one either!
The snowflakes were projected and moving on here. It was really neat!
Inside the church.
Another lovely Mary.
Another Catholic Goddess. :) That is how I see the saints anyway.
OK, this one really intrigues me! I hope somebody who is Catholic or just knows can enlighten me on who this is.
Cute little creche.
My goodness, more animals? It was an animal kind of day I guess! They had a free petting zoo, which was a nice surprise for Orion.
Orion loved the animals, but poor Akasha got knocked over in their exuberant looking for food!
Do you prefer my right side?
Or my left?
Then on our way home, we saw some guy at a bus stop surrounded by like 10 cops with guns! Kindof blew the peaceful vibe. Yikes! Overall it was an eventful day!
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