Happy Christmas Eve, everyone!
Greg and I, along with several friends and family, took the Snow Train over to Leavenworth yesterday. It left from Everett a bit after the scheduled 9 a.m. departure and took us up through the Snohomish River Valley. The 8 mile long tunnel under Stevens Pass was a highlight (I tried, but couldn’t hold my breath that long). There were magicians, carolers, accordian players, all sorts of entertainment. The early caroling got on my awakened-too-early-for-a-Saturday nerves ~ I happen to think that no one should have to listen to other people singing before 9:00 in the morning. The rest of the groups were fun, though. One particularly annoying child drove everyone crazy, but isn’t that what the holidays are about? We had a fantastic time and I’m hoping it’s the start of a new annual tradition.
The town was lovely. I’m not a huge fan of shopping (understatement of the year ~ if I can’t buy it online, I don’t need it), so Greg let me drag him down to the river to stomp around in the snow.
Those of you who have followed the blog may remember this scene from
an earlier time of year. Amazing what a couple of months can do!
Now we’re off to play with the kiddos and track Santa’s trip around the world. Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday!