Sunday we took the Santa train! Did I mention this is my favorite time of year?
I had no desire to do the usual mall Santa deal surrounded by screaming kids, likely followed by tears of our own. I wanted a Santa picture, but found the options disconcerting. Thankfully, my dad (Poppie) and Dylan have a shared love of trains, which is how we found our alternative.
We all live in Central New Jersey not far from a town called Flemington in Hunterdon County. In the beautiful, historical, downtown area of Flemington, along with some awesome outlet shopping and a kids consignment shop I love, is the Black River and Western restored historical train line.
I rode this train a couple of times when I was little, so I was extra excited to share this experience with my kids.
Hmmm, how to best describe our experience… I’d have to go with one word: joyful. Complete, unadulterated, pure JOY.
Here are some pictures of our experience and SANTA!