Blogmas Day 10: Riding the Polar Express

Hello, and welcome to the 10th day of Blogmas! Today was really special as Evie and I got to spend time with some wonderful friends and take a ride on the Polar Express! A railroad museum, not too far away, hosts this event every winter. This year was our first time experiencing it.

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Although she was somewhat familiar with the story, Evie was a bit apprehensive about riding on the train at first. Once she boarded, however, her fear was forgotten.

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On the ride, they serve cookies and cocoa. Elves, the conductor, and Santa Claus all make appearances. The picture book is also read along the way.

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Everyone also wears pyjamas, just like in the story!

Santa visits with each child and all leave with a sleigh bell.

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Fortunately, the weather cooperated. The kids are told the train is travelling to the North Pole to pick up Santa. It might have been a bit awkward to explain why there wasn’t any snow along the way (which was the case last year)! The scenery was actually quite lovely.

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We had a lovely time today and plan to make this trip a yearly tradition.

Hope your having a great weekend, too!

-Cate

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Mom of one, lawyer, and figure skater.

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