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Tuesday, December 21 2010

Last night we took the kids and the grandbaby on an adventure that would have made the Griswald's proud! Santa's Wonderland is an outdoor playground that boasts 2.5 million Christmas lights. None of us had ever been before, and it was well worth the trip! We took a horse-drawn carriage ride along our lighted journey.   

  A certain Someone was more impressed with the free bag of kettle corn than she was with the lights.

 

Sparky, our horse, followed the path of cars along the cascade of lights. 

 

And lest anyone forget . . .

 

After the tour Sparky got a well-needed drink.

 

(Note that Lilah has not let go of that bag of kettle corn!)

"Hang on!  That horse is lookin' at my kettle corn!"

After the tour, we went into Santa Town which had everything your little Christmas Heart could desire! They had a cool band that sang Country Christmas songs and hymns.  It was nice to see that in the age of political correctness, the entire theme park wished everyone a Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays, and no one was shy about putting the religion back in a religious holiday!

And shopping!  There was lots of shopping!  (I want extra-credit for being an adult and buying a bar of goat milk soap instead of fudge!)

I resisted buying this.  It was hard though!

 They actually had REAL campfires where you could roast hotdogs and marshmallows!

The Lilah Bean's favorite part was still the kettle corn! Her daddy plopped her down in a bale of hay where she happily munched and watched the world around her.  (Note: "The Christmas Story" with Ralphie and the Red Rider BB Gun playing on a large screen in the background!) 

Yes, "God Bless Texas!"

It was a wonderful evening, perfect for building memories. Will she remember Sparky, her taxi cab horse? Probably not?  Will she remember her daddy putting Grandpa's cowboy hat on her head?  I doubt it?  Will she remember the beautifully done Nativity scene?  Certainly not!  What will she remember?

Kettle Corn!!!

Note: They also had a REALLY neat petting zoo with pony rides! Why do we have no pictures of The Lilah Bean at the petting zoo?  Because her daddy took one look at the cost per person and wisely announced that Grandpa had EVERY ONE of those pettable critters at our house and The Lilah Bean could wait until Christmas Eve where she could pet the animals for free.  (I did argue that we did not have a camel, but he pointed out that the camel was not part of the petting zoo. Touche')  The Lilah Bean was unconcerned about the Petting Zoo anyway.  She was still working on the kettle corn.

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 10:49 am   |  Permalink   |  4 Comments  |  Email
Comments:
Well DUH! I changed the "Comments" date from Dec to Jan, but failed to change the YEAR! Thus, I apologize to everyone who tried to post a comment and were told that comments were no longer being accepted! Thanks to everyone who caught the error and email me privately to let me know about it! Ma BAD!
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 12/22/2010 - 01:39 AM
We did this excursion on Sunday evening with 3 boy cousins under age 11 , and 10 year old daughter Jordan. Early on I had visions of Xanax and Maui Gold dancing in my head. Were it only 25 years ago, I would have been in business! Dear Christmas angel, don't make me do that again, pul-leeze!
Posted by danigirl563@windstream.net on 12/22/2010 - 07:52 PM
You can't go on the weekends! That place is supposed to be a madhouse on the weekends! We went on a Monday night and it was reasonable. I heard horror stories about how packed it was on the weekend!
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 12/22/2010 - 08:14 PM
AWESOME PICTURES!! You should have bought the "sign". I just love bonfires, but I'm not a pyro. LOL
Posted by Lynne on 12/22/2010 - 08:54 PM

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