I had high expectations. The train ride incorporates a jolly old elf, Christmas carols, constant entertainment and a visit from Kris Kringle himself. Destination North Pole, decorated with 30,000 Christmas Lights.
Grandma and Grandpa bought tickets for the family and off we went to Canon City. Who says girls don’t like trains? These girls LOVED it. For them is was magical. Although the train made a lot of stops and they were a little bored at times. The sights weren’t as mesmerizing as I thought they’d be. We were at the bottom of the gorge so we saw loads of rocks. For some reason I thought we’d go UP and have amazing views and vistas. The most exciting thing to look at was the pipeline running down the mountain that used to transport water. Santa bellowed and woke up the 3rd Edition, who then screamed her lil head off. The girls loved it. He was a pretty good Santa. Gooner asked for, “any toy” and Sooner asked for “Bubbles.” Could
my Santa’s job get any easier???
The girls loved it. We loved getting away. I’m so glad we went! BUT, it wasn’t exactly what I thought it was going to be. The elves were not super jolly. They were students afraid of making fools of themselves. And the elf in our car had a thong that kept peaking out her short shorts. Thankfully the girls were loving the moment and too involved with the magicalness – spell check says that isn’t a word. It is. – to care.
The girls are so blessed by their Grandma and Grandpa!