In Rochestarian tradition, they lit the Liberty Pole for x-mas. If you are like me, you ask "what does a pole have to do with liberty?" Apparently, during the American Revolution cities that supported the cause would erect a wooden pole in their main squares. Before this pole, there were two wooden ones at this site. Here is a link to an overly exaggerated history: http://www.thelibertypole.org/history/history.htm
Here comes the tuba!
Festivities inside the warm Sibley Department Store Building
COUNTDOWN TO LIGHTING THE LIBERTY POLE!
Megan and I's first Liberty Pole lighting together
The snow looks like stars
The parade to Manhattan Square Park
Rochester Mayor (Lieutenant Governor Elect of New York State) Bob Duffy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Duffy_(politician)) with Megan's friend Erica and her son Noah. It's really nice to talk with a mayor of a city and he thanks you for moving to his town. Well, you are welcome.
Western New York is a lot like western Michigan. I forgot what it was like to never see the snow stop falling...
Megan and I looking for the perfect Christmas Wreath for our little home at the Public Market
MEGAN FOUND IT!
Other than a couple of job interviews and finding out Megan is directly related to William the Conqueror, that's about it. Now to watch the Bills...