Friday, July 15, 2011

Our GREAT Adventure

We have been trying - W and I - to steal middle grandson away from the family for a day's trip to Santa's Village.  Each time we had penciled it in ......... the weather forecast was for thunder storms......... so the great adventure got postponed....and postponed .. and postponed again !!!  I was beginning to despair of ever getting up North.............. 

BUT yesterday dawned sunny and warm - with absolutely NO threat of thunder storms - so by 9:30a.m. we were out at the island (like a couple of excited kids raring to go) to pick up pigpen (as we affectionately call him) 

Youngest daughter had warned me that pigpen has been having nightmares about being stolen away - and for some reason - has become very clingy and not wanting to leave his family.  (Oh thought I - the great wise one!!  I can talk him out of that nonsense!!)

So W and i and pigpen all piled into the car for the hour and a half drive to Santa's village - or Santa's summer cottage for pigpen's benefit.


We hadn't got off the island when he teared up and asked "when can I go home?" sighhh not a very illustrious start to our day.


BUT once we got there - with all the brightly coloured roof tops peaking over the trees - the press of excited children - things started to pick up......... especially when pigpen announced for one and all to hear "THIS IS AWESOME" 




We tried out the water features - from the spurting candy canes to the Christmas Tree decorated wading pool...............



We went to the Air Bounce village filled with bouncing houses made of rubber...........



W and pigpen climbed up to the birdhouse




W and pigpen tried to climb up to the tree house




We walked and we walked and we walked some more - feeding the ducks - watching the sheep and goats.......



 W and pigpen - of course - had to take a ride on the "North Pole Express"..........





We even spent some time watching a mountain goat climb up up up .............



we walked through houses with glass and mirrored walls... we worked our way around the park - until....................




we came to the "raison d'etre"  - Santa's house!!! With a reindeer just waiting for us to come and feed him..... with Santa waiting to hear our secret wishes for Christmas.....






And then .......... we waved goodbye to the penguins packed everyone into the car - hot and tired.......... and home we came............ pigpen asked as we pulled out of the parking lot "when will I be home??"



W and I declared the day "A Great Adventure" pigpen was just glad to get home.......

3 comments:

BlazngScarlet said...

OoOoOoO .... Poot would LOVE a place like that!
So happy y'all were able to have your "Great Adventure"!

swan said...

Sounds like a great day! And oh my goodness, Pigpen is getting big :-)

Hugs,
swan

viemoira said...

I love Santa's Village! I used to go as a child! :)
~viemoira