Holiday Lighting Celebration… Another Use for Sailboats!

in My Take On Things

Just when you figured out about everything you could do with your sailboat, a competition comes along.  And, if you know anything about sailors, they can’t pass one up.

Lighthouse Landing, in Grand Rivers, KY is just a quick hour drive from Martin, and our home away from home.  Marina owners, Marty and Brenda Colburn, revived an old holiday tradition of pitting sailors and campers against each other in a friendly competition.  It involved twinkling lights, bribes for the judges, and an evening tour of entries in the Lighthouse Landing Lighting & Holiday Celebration this past Saturday.  15 sailboats and 4 campsites took the bait and worked like crazy in the cold this weekend to make our “homes” shine!  “Grog Nog, Hot Damn, Hot Buttered Rum, Spirited Coffee” as well as Christmas cookies and treats were offered to judges and visitors as we traipsed through the tour.

Of course, Tim and I had to compete.  Friends Mike and Becky Brann from Evansville worked with us on our lighted tribute to the Christmas grump.  We won second place, by the way.

Take a roadtrip from Martin to the lakes this winter and see the sights!  The lights are hard to photograph, so you need to see them for yourself, and Marty keeps the lights on the boats through the New Year.  While there, drive throughGrand Rivers to see the Festival of Lights in town. There are also great vacation homes in this area.  It is worth the visit!


The Crew! The little one practicing her “grinchy” grimace!

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