Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Visit to North Pole on the Polar Express

Our family visited the North Pole on Sunday night.  We rode on the Grand Canyon Railway's Polar Express.  The train left Williams, Arizona and approx. 30 minutes later arrived at the North Pole.   The photo above is of one of the granddaughters dressed in her pj's ready to board the train. 
On our way to the North Pole some of Santa's elves served hot cocoa and  Mrs. Claus' delicious cookies.  Then they read us the book Polar Express.  This is one of Santa's elves.

When we arrived at the North Pole we were greeted by Santa.  It was too cold to visit the North Pole so we stayed on the train.  Santa boarded the train and visited each train car.  He presented all the children with one of his "Bells".
Below you see my beautiful DIL and two beautiful granddaughters with their bells.  Bottom pictures shows the girls in their pjs.

It was a wonderful Christmas experience complete with a winter blizzard on the drive to the mountains. 
My new header shows the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff, Arizona as they looked on our drive to the train.  Last year our Christmas trip was to Cabo, Mexico.  We went from playing in the ocean last year to playing in the snow this year.  Our son thinks he prefers swimming in the ocean in December!!!    Granddaughters loved the snow since they have lived in the desert all their lives.


Marydon said...

How fun, Pam. I didn't know there was a train ride out there. Do you live near Phoenix?

Have a beautiful week.

PS Don't forget our GIVEAWAY

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey there Pam! You changed things up here. Your header photo is great! And what a fun trip. I wish I could go to the North Pole. Happy day to you. Tammy

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Pam,
I didn't know they had a Polar Express train there! :)
I can see the girls really enjoyed it. Did the adults get a bell too?

Linda said...

Oh Pam, I'm a grandma, too, but have enough little kid left in me that I would have loved to be on that train in my pjs drinking cocoa...what a special night!


What a fun thing to do, although I think I would have to say, the Cabo trip sounds more inviting. lol We have a train here too a few miles from here that does rides at Christmas. They also do trips during the summer months too only then they stage train robberies.