Friday, December 10, 2010

French Lick & The Polar Express

We met the Sorensens in French Lick, Indiana for a weekend of fun to kick off the season! Right after we checked into our rooms we went down to sit on Santas lap.

Josh asked for a green race car.

Natalie wouldn't sit on his lap so we opted for a group photo! She did, however, love the candy canes!

That evening we rode The Polar Express to the North Pole and back!

While we were waiting to board the train the kids colored pictures for Santa.

And even mailed them.
Josh, Jon, Natalie, Mackenzie, her friend, and Tyler.

On the train!

Waiting for the Conductor to punch our tickets!

The Conductor came around and punched our tickets.

We got delicious hot chocolate!

And cookies.

We waved to Santa at the North Pole...then we picked him up!

Tyler danced with the elves.

Mark and I had just as much, if not more, fun as the kids!

Josh even got to put on the Conductors hat. He was so excited!

Santa came around and gave each kid a bell from his sleigh.

All of us in front of our hotel with all the lights lit up. Notice the snow falling. It was the perfect night to go to the North Pole!
After our train ride we went back to the hotel and swam all night.

There is something about kids and goggles that just makes you smile.

Natalies favorite place is in the water.

The kids loved the hot tub. It was snowing outside but being in the "hot pool" was a hit.

The following morning we had breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Natalie still wouldn't go near Santa but she loved Mrs. Claus.

We love vacationing with the Sorensens! We are always in good company with them. And the cousins go crazy together!! It was the perfect way to kick off the season and to get everyone excited for Christmas!!

1 comment:

The Trees said...

Wow, how fun is that!! Looks like Josh and Natalie loved it. I'm sure any kid would be in heaven there, mine included.