As many times as I visit San Bernardino, CA's legendary Wigwam Motel, the Route 66 icon never ceases to inspire wonder and joy; and really, are there any more fitting emotions for this most wondrous and joyful time of year? Whether a road-trip stop, a pow-wow birthday, or a holiday festivity, the Wigwam Motel is an ideal setting for any occasion.
This past weekend we were hosted by the Wigwam Motel and Charles Phoenix for the first-ever Wigwam Holiday Lighting & Donut Exchange. Every year, I try to get more people in my life to forgo the tradition of gift giving and instead participate more fully in the season - donating time, caroling, looking at Christmas lights, etc. - and boy, did this event fit the bill.
|Thanks to our pal Fabian of Chopit Kustoms, our ride for the evening|
was his '55 Buick. All decked out for Christmas, it looked right at
home amongst the wigwams.
(photo by Fabian)
|Mr. Tiny, Charles, and our pal, Cherie, who incidentally made the most-|
delicious, vegan donuts (pistachio and peppermint). As is the case in most
photos of me, my eyes were closed so Fabian photoshopped in some googly eyes.
(photo by Fabian)
Leave it to the minds of Charles Phoenix and the
Wigwam Motel to create a Christmas tree out of stucco teepee.
In spite of the cold, there was a warm and wonderful turnout. Hopefully, this is just the first in a new holiday tradition that is certain to get bigger and better with each holiday season. Wouldn't you love to see all the wigwams lit, flashing in time with a holiday soundtrack?
|The group photo|
(photo via Charles Phoenix Facebook page)
Thanks to Charles and The Wigwam Motel for helping us get in the holiday spirit! If you are ever in San Bernardino, be sure to stay in a wigwam!
2728 W Foothill Blvd
San Bernardino, CA(909)875-3005