Saturday, December 04, 2010

Polar Express

You may remember from last year that we went on a Polar Express ride in TN last Christmas and had a fantastic time. So, when I saw that they were having a Polar Express ride from the train station in Arlington Heights, I immediately signed us up. This one was not nearly as cool as the one we did in TN, but it was fun. We left in the morning and the train went downtown, where we had an hour to explore (we chose to eat breakfast during that time) and then take the train back home. They sang songs, read the story, had a scavenger hunt which was pretty fun, and then we met Santa. It was a great time, but it was lacking a lot of the very special aspects that last year's train ride had, such as having hot chocolate or wearing their PJ's or seeing the houses where Rudolph, Santa, and the grinch lived. But, if we had never had the experience last year, we probably would have raved about this one.

Anyway, here is the gang waiting at the train station...
On the train...
Somebody sure enjoyed her candy cane...
They had a beautiful tree decorated in the train station downtown.
Then we got to meet Santa. Abbey cried at first and wouldn't sit next to him, but then had no problem telling him what both her and Juliette wanted for Christmas as long as I was holding her.

Overall, a great morning was had by all.

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