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PIR Christmas lights

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by billgrigsby24, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. billgrigsby24

    billgrigsby24 Beaverton, Or Active Member

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    Just got back from taking the wife and kids to PIR for the Christmas lights. I was a little disappointed with them. Maybe its because I went early but it seems they've had way more lights in the past.
    All in all it was an awesome time though. How often can you drive a vehicle with a 3 year old on your lap trying to steer, open and close the sunroof and mess with the radio. My kids are busy but they are awesome!
     
  2. Tangent123123

    Tangent123123 Battle Ground Active Member

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    I went a couple years ago and was disappointed then, so i'm thinking on taking a pass this year if it's even moreso. The zoo lights apparently are going to be a lot more expensive as well. That leaves the grotto, which I found to be very serene. Maybe we'll go there this year.
     
  3. billgrigsby24

    billgrigsby24 Beaverton, Or Active Member

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    We were going to do the Grotto tonight but changed it to next weekend. It's nice there for sure!
     
  4. Pauly

    Pauly N. Portland Active Member

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    Yeah, if anybody goes, leave the fast car with manual transmission at home & drive the automatic...
    You're going to be riding the breaks a lot.

    Maybe that's a given, but I went once years ago... Even brought helmets for everyone.:bluelaugh:

    Yeah, needless to say I had the wrong idea...
    In the words of Elie Wiesel, "Never Again"...
     
  5. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The young folks probably wouldn't like the Christmas ships, either. A game-boy would make any Christmas light viewing more tolerable.

    Guess I'm old enough that I appreciate low-tech. I don't always have to have hyper stimulation. We do the PIR lights every year, and appreciate them because they are so simple.

    Merry Christmas!

    WAYNO.
     
  6. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    I think the lights wouldn't be so lame if you could view them with tires screeching as you bang through gears.
     
  7. Asp

    Asp Oregon, the promise land. Active Member

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    Best idea ever.
     
  8. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    First couple of nights they usually have a few bugs to work out. But like others have said, if you arent concerned about being in a hurry its nice and relaxing. Bring a thermos of hot coffee or cider and some snacks and relax. Put the kids in their PJs etc...
    I dont know if people know it or not but the PIR lights are operated every night by groups that are raising funds for their particular non profit group. Softball teams, Boy Scouts etc...
    also the management group gives tons of $$ to local charities. you are doing a lot of folks a good turn by taking in the event.
    Also they have a night for walkers only which can be fun, and a night for bicycles.