Lots of people up north think we're missing out because it's warm here and we don't have any snow. No - not at all!
Not only do people here decorate their homes on the street side - many more decorate their homes on the waterside.
December 13th is a day to enjoy the Boat Parades in St. Petersburg. Decorated boats join the parades (there are several in the Tampa Bay6 area) and you see t6he lights, and hear the music, and enjoy the fun the participants are having. Hmmm - many years we've had people to our home to watch the Gulfport Boat Parade as it goes by our dock - but this year it's only going down one canal in our neighborhood. So
we may leave the neighborhood and go down to Downtown St Petersburg and watch that Boat Parade.
Yes - we could decorate our boat and join one or several parades, but as I get older and lazier, I'd rather not participate, but just watch the others as they go by,.