For the past five days, Robin and I have been celebrating the holidays at her Mother's house in Urbana, Illinois. This morning we took off back to Chicago, stopping to get some gas before getting onto the highway. minutes later . . . When I went into the gas-mart to get some coffee, I came across this monstrosity. Santa rides a horse??? I immediately thought of Brian Ulrich, went back out to the car to grab my camera and returned to the shop to snap this photo.