Christmas In Naples - Walk After Dinner (Page Two)
Dinner is now a memory... The fires have been put out... Time to trounce on those pesky calories!
We walked about a mile but we take it slowly and look at the decorations so it goes fast!
We always go clockwise and count the bridges... After four, we are back where we started!
At The Fountain Gathering Everyone Up
Lilly is raring to go!
Getting saddled up
"Ho Ho Ho"
We are gathered at the river...
Serious conversations underway!
Getting the herd ready to move
...and if we are attacked by Ninja's, we have Charlie and Alex for protection
Frosty says hello!
Do you see spots before your eyes?
We made it.....
Did You Know? - There are actually two North Poles. The first is the Geographic North Pole, which is, literally, the topmost point of the planet. The other is the North Magnetic Pole, which moves around on a daily basis depending on what's happening with the earth's magnetic field.
Average temperatures in January fluctuate between –45 degrees and –15 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures during the summer months usually hover around freezing. The highest temp ever recorded at the North Pole? A comparatively balmy 41 degrees Fahrenheit.
Time for a hot Cup Of Joe
Did You Know? - It's hard to give a definite answer to this question "Why is coffee called a cup of Joe" but after thorough research, it is obvious there a few feasable and likely reasons.
Josephus "Joe" Daniels, Secretary of the Navy during World War I banned alcohol aboard Navy ships, except on very special occasions. The crews average drink became a cup of coffee, or, as it was now referred to – A cup of Joe.
Well... You can decorate anything!
Looks inviting inside!
Joy To The World or "Joy"
Did You Know? - "Joy to the World" is a popular Christmas carol. The words are by English hymn writer Isaac Watts, based on the second half of Psalm 98 in the Bible. The song was first published in 1719 in Watts' collection; The Psalms of David: Imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship.
Watts wrote the words of "Joy to the World" as a hymn glorifying Christ's triumphant return at the end of the age, rather than a song celebrating his first coming. The nations are called to celebrate because God's faithfulness to the house of Israel has brought salvation to the world.
As of the late 20th century, "Joy to the World" was the most-published Christmas hymn in North America.
You are being watched!
Feel like a Peeping Tom?
The Gnomes are watching
Did You Know? - A gnome is a diminutive spirit in Renaissance magic and alchemy, first introduced by Paracelsus in the 16th century and later adopted by more recent authors including those of modern fantasy literature. Its characteristics have been reinterpreted to suit the needs of various story tellers, but it is typically said to be a small humanoid that lives underground.
Can you find the single light that is not working?
Mr and Mrs. Gingerbread
Another bridge that crosses onto the island
Santa! Are you stealing the teddy bear?
The tree is upside down... It is tradition!
Looks pretty good
There was barely any wind this evening...
One word for the water.... Brrrrrrrrrrrr
Theo practices his latest dance moves
Charlie does a ninja move on Theo
My goodness... Look at the squirrels in the tree
"Let's keep walking!"