Thursday, December 12, 2013

Santa's North Pole Express

So, I gotta admit the rain last Friday night had me oh-so-bahumbug.  Why?  Because it had been beautiful all week, and that evening we had tickets to ride Santa's North Pole Express out of Moorefield, WV.

And ... they made us line up in the pouring monsoon-line rain ... and took their sweet time opening up the doors.  It kinda ruined my Christmas spirit on this particular occasion.  However, once things were dry(ish) and finally underway ... it was pretty magical.

We rode aboard on old-fashioned train headed for the "North Pole."  Amazingly we got there and back from West Virginia in about 2 hours!  ;)

We even took NeNe with us!
(check out Oliver's smile ... lol)

The kids heard Christmas stories.

And played games.

And everyone (parents included) got Hot Cocoa and cookies.
(Oliver opted for a blue crayon.)

The "North Pole" was really well-done and unexpected ... as they turned all the train's interior lights off ... and we rode through a wooded area covered with Christmas lights.  There, Santa himself boarded the train and visited the kids on the ride back to the train station.

Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas!

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