Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Polar Express

Although we went a few weeks ago, I just haven't had a chance to put up the pictures. The Grand Canyon Railway hosts the Polar Express every holiday season. Brian made a special trip home so he could go with us. If any of you ever get the opportunity, it was soooo much fun. We ate dinner at the resort and enjoyed all the lights, visiting with Santa and Mrs. Clause and the cool air of the mountains. Then as soon as it was dark we boarded the train

The conductor greeted us and we were served hot cocoa and cookies by our chef and elf. We listened to the storybook version of The Polar Express. Then we traveled through a magical tunnel so that we could reach the North Pole in record speed.

Once we reached the North Pole we could see Santa and his workshop out the windows. We weren't able to get off, thinking he was so busy preparing for Christmas. So our chef and elf lead us in some Christmas carols.

Then to our surprise here came Santa, only this time he didn't choose just one child, he gave a bell to every child that could hear it ring.

I love the look Tynli has on her face. This was my best Christmas gift!

Porter liked his bell, but truly he is all boy and just LOVED being on a real train. What a special event for him.

This was such an amazing way for us to start our holiday season. Merry Christmas to all!


Melea said...

I love, love, love this pictures. I bet the kids had a ball. The look on your little girl's face is priceless. Wow. What a great thing for the kids to experience.

Young Family Adventures said...

How fun this is!! That picture of your daughter is just precious!! What fun memories!!