We just finished taking down our Christmas tree, which involved 45 minutes of picking pine needles out of our flokati rug. Why is this important? Because I'm feeling particularly hostile towards Christmas right at this moment, but I still pushed through & posted a Christmas blog post. So, let's pretend it's December 16th! *blows snowflakes in your face as we then travel backwards in time*
This year, we made our annual pilgrimage to Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Christmastown with our dear friends on a rainy Sunday. Let me just say that if you are a Christmas fanatic, you must enjoy this little piece of heaven one of these days. & pick a rainy day if you can, because then there's no line for the skyride, which is all sorts of romantical.
A brief description of what Christmastown is: The theme park is decked out in Christmas decor pretty much every direction you turn. Most of the rides aren't open, but there are carolers & fake snow & a Christmas train ride to make up for it. You can see in the pictures that there is nary a tree that doesn't have some form of fairy lights decking its halls. There's plenty of Christmas-themed shows to watch, but you basically just oo & ahh your way through the entire park & suddenly, 4 hours have passed.
This is the second year in a row that we've pretty much just run around drinking hot toddies & singing Christmas songs. There's not a whole ton I can say about it except: sorry to the kids that Amelia pushed out of the way to see the penguins & sorry again to everyone in the shows that thought they were going to hear the performers sing, but instead listened to me.
& if this is somehow captivating to you, you can see more photos from our 2011 visit to Christmastown by clicking here!