Visit to La Salette
Photo-A-Day #1365

Allison and I have lived in our home for quite a few years and every Christmas season I say that we should go to La Salette to look at the Christmas lights. La Salette is a shrine and they have this wonderful outdoor light display that starts on Thanksgiving and ends on Epiphany. This year we finally went. We bundled up Eva and took her to see all the lights. I took my camera and tripod to try some outdoor low light photos.

When I was very young I lived on the same street as the La Salette Shrine. I remember winters where I was watching the long line of cars go by the house on the nights when the lights were on. At that time there were no malls to speak of, no other entertainment really, so the place was always packed. It is funny remembering the place. I hadn’t been since High School. Your younger self remembers how big it was and your older self now sees that it wasn’t that big at all. You can walk around in an hour or so. I used to think that we were there forever, maybe because we were cold and there were so many people and we had to read all the signs. I am looking forward to Eva growing up and us having a tradition of going to La Salette for the lights and then dinner at Bliss Bros Dairy afterward.

Bliss Bros. Dairy was located diagonally across from our house and I always loved going there for ice cream. Tonight we started our tradition of going to La Salette and then to Bliss. Eva was, of course, a little charmer and she had little boys come up and wave to her. I am in for many sleepless nights as she gets older. I took a few photos of our walk around La Salette, they even added a carousel and fried dough. We didn’t get that but we did make sure we got hot chocolate and hot cider, not in the light up La Salette mug though. That was kind of tacky and I never ever, ever need a mug again in my life! We have way too many so note to all, no mugs, ever. Here are my photos tagged with La Salette on Flickr.

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2 Responses to “Visit to La Salette”

  1. Annmarie says:

    It was wonderful reading this, since I also grew up around there and haven’t been back to LaSalette since I was home from college. My family went when we were kids, then my friends & I would go in high school & during college years. And always stop for ice cream afterwards!! I now have children of my own & keep saying we’ll take them (we come back to MA usually just once a year over Thanksgiving). This year we took them over to Edaville Railroad, but next year we’ll definitely go to LaSallette!

  2. Drew says:

    Annmarie,
    So you must remember the Park Street traffic then? I am looking forward to Eva growing up with yearly trips to LaSalette each Christmas. And of course, the ice cream after.