Every year on the town square, we have an old-time Christmas celebration.
All of the shops have refreshments and giveaways. There is a horse-drawn carriage ride with characters from our town’s history placed at different stops along the way who give a little story. It’s very fun.
This year, me, Brian, the girls, my dad and mother-in-law (mom was at home nursing an injured foot) all bundled up and walked down to the square. We visited all of the shops and got cookies and hot cocoa.
The girls got to stop in at the museum and decorate sugar cookies.
We then went down to the old log cabin and waited for our turn on the carriage. This cabin was actually found completely intact inside the walls of a house when the owners went to remodel it several years ago. They removed the cabin and placed it next to the town square. It’s really neat and was all decorated for Christmas.
It was VERY cold that night and there were a lot of people waiting to ride. We crammed into the tiny cabin and waited. And waited. And waited. When we got bored, we walked outside. That didn’t last long because it was too cold. Here’s me & my daddy, huddling together for warmth!
Apparently, this was the largest turnout they’d ever had.
Finally we were told that we would be the next group. We waited…and waited…and waited.
Then someone told us that one of the horses had started acting up and actually broke the harness, leaving the passengers stranded out in the cold. So, they rounded up a suburban and went and picked the poor people up and canceled the rest of the rides.
So, we waited around for an hour and a half for nothing, basically.
But it was still nice getting to spend some quality time with my family and enjoying all of the Christmas lights on the square.
Better luck next year on the carriage ride, I guess. 🙂