On Sunday night, Mike invited me to go to Irving Park with some of the Japanese Students. I had never been to Irving Park before, but I had always wanted to go. Irving Park is a holiday lights display in Chippewa Falls. I had seen pictures of it before, and it seemed pretty impressive. We went to Mike’s house around six and he cooked us all dinner (it was beef pot roast made in a slow cooker, along with homemade bread – it was really good!) When we finished eating we got into the van and headed over to the park. Unfortunately, it was unusually cold that night (around -13°F) so we couldn’t walk around for very long without having to get back in the van to warm up a bit.
The park was really impressive though. It was even better than I expected. There were lights everywhere and it was a really big park. I have to wonder how long it takes to set up and take down each year. Is the set up always the same? It was the 26th annual display, they must have changed it up a bit by now. How many people put the lights up? How much is their electricity bill? Lots of questions! Anyway, enjoy the pictures of the lights: