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Holiday High LIGHTS

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services 607851

On 12/28/2022 we (the family) drove through Oak Park in Minot ND to see the light displays through the program run by The Sertoma Club of Minot. For just $5.00 you can load up the car with as many people as possible to view lot's and lots of light displays set up in the park. I took a lot of still photos wishing I would have had some video... then I remembered "The Dash Cam". It's pretty low quality but you get the idea. This is a very short video of one or two displays out of what I would guess to be 50 to 75 displays. BTW Sertoma is a strange abbreviation of SERVICE TO MANKIND.

Here is the one minute video from the Dash Cam followed by a few stills.

 

 

The pic above is a display by a local engineering firm and it depicts the Broadway bridge over the mouse river that separates North and South Minot. In person its very cool and detailed.

Magic City Lion's Club

A salute to the Minot Air Force Base and ALL vertans.

A Palm Tree manger scene (in the snow).

Penguins celebrating Christmas (a more appropriate winter setting).

 

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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That's a very colorful area! Thanks for sharing!

Jan 01, 2023 06:16 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Let’s just brilliant blazing beautiful wonderfulness! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and all the best in 2023

Jan 01, 2023 09:48 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob loved the photos and just wanted to stop in and wish you a very happy 2023, now with that said, lot of people here have already taken down the Christmas decorations.... not a fan of it...Endre

Jan 01, 2023 09:53 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Happy New Year Bob,

Wishing You Health, Wealth and Happiness in 2023 and beyond!!! 

Bob

 

Jan 01, 2023 10:19 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The photos are definitely good enough to tell that there were a lot of amazing light displays for you to see!

Jan 02, 2023 04:35 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. Five dollars well spent in my opinion. Thanks for the video and photos. I would have enjoyed riding through that park and seeing the displays. Enjoy your day.

Jan 02, 2023 05:09 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello and Happy New Year, Bob - I didn't realize that Minot North Dakota had a bridge separating the city north/south.  A trip through the AR blog roll can teach some geography lessons beyond what one might expect.  

Jan 02, 2023 05:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What fun, Bob... reminds me of McAdenville, NC just outside Charlotte known as Christmas Town USA... just on a smaller scale. Any event with Christmas lights is a good one in my book.

Jan 02, 2023 05:37 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

One of the MANY things I wanted to do with my son and his boys and my daughter and her fiance was to go to one of these about 10 miles from us - everyone was home for about a week and we still didn't get there.  (We did get to Christmas eve services though)

Jan 02, 2023 07:23 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Kat Palmiotti I was looking at the program flyer they gave us as we went through and I  counted 63 advertisers/displays. Now I wonder how many bulbs were involved to bring us all that color? 😂

Jan 02, 2023 07:24 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I did have a wonderful weekend/time off Laura Cerrano . I hope you did as well and I wish you a very good 2023.

Jan 02, 2023 07:25 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Endre Barath, Jr. the day after these were taken we went and looked at local homes and their displays. They were still bountiful BUT I would guess that if we made the same trip tonight there would be very few. Our decorations are still up and will not come down until this coming Saturday. Few people realize that The Twelve Days Of Christmas starts on Christmas day.

Jan 02, 2023 07:28 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Bob Crane and the same back to you BUT I will say that as long as I have my health I could care less about wealth. Money has never been a focal point in my life.

Jan 02, 2023 07:31 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

63 displays Brian England . It surprised me because I thought we would have peaked during the oil boom when a lot of oil upstarts came in and made a huge amount of money overnight. Not so... while that did boost the number of displays the number keeps growing even though the little upstarts are long gone for the most part.

Jan 02, 2023 07:34 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It truly is $5.00 well spent as the Sertoma club has donated over a million dollars to the community since 1959 Wayne Martin .

 

 

Jan 02, 2023 07:39 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I do not know why the town is divided as equally as it is Michael Jacobs but it is divided by the Mouse/Souris River. Usually a town will grow towards the largest employer which in Minot's case would be North to the Minot Air Force Base but our population actually favors the South side by a little bit. BTW it was the flooding of the Mouse that destroyed approximately 1/3 of Minot in 2011 including our home.

Jan 02, 2023 07:44 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

When I come to Charlotte you will have to show me McAdenville  Nina Hollander, Broker . I'd love to look at the Christmas lights with you (but they will not be the reason for the stars in my eyes). 

Jan 02, 2023 07:48 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Bob "RealMan" Timm you are too funny, Bob. Just keep in mind that McAdenville lights go on December 1st through the 24th. 

Jan 02, 2023 07:53 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Lise Howe I am guessing that you were just having to much fun at home to travel another 10 miles to look at lights. I hope you had a blast and that everyone makes/made it home safely.

Jan 02, 2023 07:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Bob, for sharing your photographs of the lighting.

Have an outstanding week.

We have a bit of milder weather in Maryland this morning. 59 degrees as I post this comment.

Jan 02, 2023 08:35 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Our weathe is pretty "seasonal" Roy Kelley with highs in the mid 20's but next weekend we may hit the 30's. People will think it's Spring.

Jan 02, 2023 09:01 AM