It's Christmas Eve, but before we went on our trip around to see friends in the area, I got out for a little ride. The main goal was to make it to Highlandtown to get a picture of this:
That's right, that is a bust of Frank Zappa, dolled up as Santa. Mission accomplished, I rolled out to try and generate enough heat to warm my hands up. Not much luck with that (40 degrees today), but I did spot this full block mural along the way.
Then it was back to the house and clean up and grab some breakfast. Every year we go around and visit friends on Christmas Eve down in DC. We even got a little snow on the way down there to round out the Christmas feel. We made the rounds and had a bunch of laughs, then headed back to Baltimore to get dolled up for dinner. We stopped over at Larry and Rachel's (our neighbors across the street) for cocktails, then headed down to Della Notte in Little Italy for our traditional Christmas Eve dinner. Here is Kathleen at dinner, you will have to excuse the grainy quality, I had the camera exposure up because the flash picture looked like crap.
Then we headed up to Hampden to see the Miracle on 34th Street, a truly Baltimore spectacle.
We got back a little while ago, and got this picture before Kathleen went to hide so Santa could do his thing.
Merry Christmas everybody!