Friday, December 18, 2009

A Ride On The Polar Express

We did it. We took the Hood River Polar Express train ride. It was a little different than I thought it would be, but I-will-not-be-cynical. So, let me bring to you the joys of the Polar Express...a train ride that doesn't take you anywhere...much to Rhett's disappointment. He thought we were going to the North Pole.
Mezmur visiting with our neighbors.
Me and Rhett.
Oh, the joy.
The chefs brought out cookies.
Mezmur was shocked to get her very own cookie.
We got hot chocolate...this is right before the hot chocolate incident that will be remembered for years to come.
The conductor came out and punched our tickets.
We sang Christmas carols led by the thespian elves on board...wow, they were entertaining.
Rhett made art on our window.
The ride was complete with a visit from Santa and a bell for a gift. This was the first Santa Mezmur was afraid of this year. Maybe it had to do with his fake beard.
There you have it. Our 2 hours on an overpriced train ride that goes nowhere. If it wasn't for the hot chocolate incident...it may have been worth it.

5 comments:

sarah said...

Oh no! Was it terrible? We got tickets to go in Utah next week. Should we take them back?

I hope you didn't have one of those McDonald's type flesh burning coffee incidents.

Christi said...

Oh man, you left out all the good details.

Christine said...

Hmmm. You make me wonder about the Polar Express and all the amenities....

Elizabeth said...

We went on the train that leaves from Oaks Park, and it too was a waste of fifty bucks. I think the highlight was watching the runners on Springwater Corridor pass our train. Yours sounds fancier, though. We didn't get cookies OR hot chocolate or music with our tickets. Ah well...

dad-gramps said...

Oh well. . . Sound like it could of been OK except for the hot chocolate incident. I need to hear about that. I loved Mezmur's look with "her cookie". You got some great photos as usual. Dan looked like he was having FUN, except for the no serving of beer on your way to nowhere. . . Loved the pictures. Love to all. . .