It’s great to be riding with Bill Mastro, the leader who originated it. He knows the ride so well, you might say the ride knows him: by now several of the “exhibitors” are in touch with him to tell him whether or not they will be lighting their houses this year. He says there are a few disappointing drop-outs (for those who know the route), but as always, he has done his homework and scoped out alternative points of interest.
We start as usual skirting Prospect Park
Down, down we go, into the bowels - well, technically I guess it would be more like the appendix - of Brooklyn where we gather for the first leg of “Light-Seeing” in Bay Ridge. The houses get more and more ambitious as we ride:
Meanwhile as we are admiring this spectacle, a tour guide comes by and points out something I hadn’t noticed before: the Christmas tree in their center window is upside down.
After a quick stop for snacks...