Out where Nan lives, there is a famous train station that houses all sorts of trains, from very old to very new. They are most famous for the movie studios use of the trains in TV and film. Throughout the year they host events inside the trains, so during Christmastime one of the events they hold is a Santa train... very similar to the Polar Express. When Nan suggested this to me, I jumped on board (no pun intended) and bought tickets for Spencer and me. I'm sure you can guess how excited he was about this event too.
Outside the Train
|Meeting the Conductor|
|Boarding to find our seats... This is Rocky and Piper|
|(Nan and I both forgot our cameras, so all the pictures are with her iphone).|
Riding the Train
Spencer couldn't contain himself, especially when we started moving. It was so funny, and fun, to watch.
|Piper, Nan and Rocky|
Shaking the Bell
Who Likes Cookies?
|Green Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies and chocolate milk|
|Spencer's not a fan of chocolate milk but he had a fun time dipping his cookie in it.|
The conductor coming around to punch tickets... Nan taught Spencer to say "No Money! No Ticket!" Still to this day he goes around saying it.
We should have gotten pictures after he punched it. He did it in the shape of a candy cane.
|He came around handing out candy canes.|
Santa's Train Car
Waiting in Line
|Spencer running to see Santa. He wasn't scared at all.|
The train depot was in a little old town in Fillmore and they had a cute post office that used to be the old town post office. The kids could write letters to Santa.
|(Originally I had thought Rocky wrote this but per Nan's comment below it wasn't. And it makes more sense. I was surprised to think he had written it.)|
We had such a good time and would definitely do it again. It really was a fun way to get in the Christmas mood (I hadn't really gotten into it by then). Thanks Nan for always pulling something fun together!