This year we were smart. We bundled J into her snowsuit even though it was relatively warm. Last year she was not happy about half way through the train ride because she got cold from sitting still for so long. This year she wanted to go around a second time!
We went early this year to avoid the big crowds (is there a pattern here? Claustrophobia in crowds seems to be a symptom of this pregnancy...) We were able to walk right up to the ticket window and straight onto the train (tip - if you want to save almost $4 per ticket, get your tickets at the ticket window and not at t!cketm@ster)
We've really been enjoying having so much time together - Alex's silly shift means we don't get too see him a lot...look at those happy faces!
J wished the train would stop here so that she could watch longer. This Rudolph on stilts was dancing to a Christmas version of YMCA. I have to agree with J, it was pretty amazing!
It's hard to see in this picture, but in the middle of the pond is a moose with lights in its antlers. There is also a little building with a Christmas tree on top of it. J was intrigued by these things in the middle of the pond! She wasn't so sure about the train going over the water though.
After we got off the train, we wandered through the light display the firefighters set up. We stopped here for a bit of carolling.
Alex and J also decided they'd try out their grace and coordination skills as dancers in the Nutcracker. (Hmmm...maybe next year we'll take J to the Nutcracker...)
We have really enjoyed the train and the lights every year we've gone, but I think this year was the the best by far - the light displays were amazing!