Sunday, December 19, 2010

{21 Days until Christmas: Polar Express}

My friend from Addy's dance class told me about the Centralia/Chehalis Railroad Polar Express ride.  I was actually thinking about driving down to the one in Oregon because I have a little guy that loves trains so much.  I didn't know about this one so close (less than an hour away). 
I hurried and got on the site and only 2 days were still available the whole season.  Note to tickets in early November next year! 
My kids love the Polar Express book and movie so this was a perfect start to our family Christmas festivities.
The traffic was horrible going south (on a Friday night at 5pm....of course!) we planned an hour of extra travel time.  We needed it.  We arrived right on time!



No heat on the train, but it warmed up with all the people inside. We brought blankets just in case. The conductor came around and punched our tickets.


Carson was so glad to use the blue robe Grandma Judy gave him a couple years ago...he looked just like the boy in the book!


We travelled about 45 minutes one direction to the North Pole (outside display of lights with Santa's house and trees.)  Santa was inside the house waiving at us and then came out and walked along the train and got on board (I was relieved we didn't have to get off the was freezing!)


We rode back with Santa on board...taking time to visit and take pictures with each family.  We sang Christmas carols, read the Polar Express book, and visited with the Christmas Elves too. We loved it! 


Camille 11:18 PM  

So wishing we would have found something like this in Chicago. Graham loves his "choo choo" and would have loved it like RY RY!

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