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Julie Barrett is a freelance writer and photographer based in Plano, TX.

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Haven't done this in a while, so I'm going to make up by posting four (count 'em) pictures.

We went out to The British Emporium this afternoon to do a bit of Christmas shopping. Yep, we know the owners. Nice folks. Blatant plug: If you're an Anglophile in the DFW area, this place is worth the drive.

The store is located in downtown Grapevine, a city just northeast of DFW airport. Of course, they were preparing for their big Christmas celebration tonight, so we thought we'd drive through. This is their City Hall:

Downtown GrapevineDowntown Grapevine Hosted on Zooomr

And here's our exclamation for the Christmas season: Santa on Stilts!

Santa On StiltsSanta On Stilts Hosted on Zooomr

Great Caesar's Ghost is so yesterday.

And just for Karen, a couple of sunset shots taken from a moving car:

SunsetSunset Hosted on Zooomr

This is my favorite of the pair. For those in the area, we were on the ramp from eastbound 121 to southbound I-35. (I've GeoTagged all of these pictures if you want to see their locations on a map - another cool feature of Zooomr.)

This second one was shot just a couple minutes later a little south on I-35:

SunsetSunset Hosted on Zooomr

It was either zoom in and possibly miss a VERY cool picture or shoot and hope for something halfway interesting. Definitely the latter, I'd say.

We went out for Tex-Mex afterwards, and so I am a very happy camper. Now I'm going to relax for the rest of the evening. Okay, I've got a little laundry to finish, but after that I'm done for the night!

Thanks for dropping in and enjoy your weekend.

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12/8/2006 7:33:55 PM
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