Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Train 2008









We had a great time at Dry Gulch USA.  It is simply a magical place.  It was very cold and the hot chocolate was very welcome!  The kids loved the train ride and seeing Santa. 
Before we got in to see Santa, Chandler asked me if this was going to be the real Santa or one of his helpers.  I said "I dont know.  I will have to wait until we see him."  
Chandler said that he will be able to spot the Fakes.  So in we go and had a few minutes in a private room chatting with Santa about the Laundry List of items to bring this year.  Then afterwards, Ben asked Chandler "So could you tell if that was the real one or not?  Because I couldnt be sure."  Chandler said "Oh yea, I could tell. Yes, he was the Real Santa."  Very matter of fact.  No hint of uncertainty in his voice.  
Ben said "How could you tell?"  
Chandler said " Because of his breath.  You can always tell the real ones in their breath.  Santa always has minty breath.  If its not minty, he's a fake."

10 comments:

MelissaC said...

Awww, how cute! He's got this whole Santa thing figured out, huh?

Angela said...

Hey were you there last night (Sun)?

kmoye said...

geez, a little cold. ya'll look like its freezing.

Gina said...

yes we were the sunday night. and it was 17 degrees!!!

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The Coleman Chronicles said...

Oh, what a sweet story!! I believe that Chandler is right-- the minty breath is just what I would have expected in Santa. Loved the pictures-- yes, it looks cold!!

Tara said...

What a sweetheart! That looks like so much fun! I love your Christmas card, it's beautiful. I think I'm gonna have to go virtual this year, I procrastinated.

Angela said...

I think I saw you there Sunday night in the Santa house waiting to get our number called. I kept thinking how do I know her and when i saw your pics I thought you were the one in the Santa shop. No I am not a stalker just good at faces not names and since I don't really know you I didn't want to say "I think I know you from somewhere!" We were there in the freezing cold and when we left there it was 9 degrees. I think we would've enjoyed it even more if it wasn't so cold but I forgot gloves for everyone and our hands were freezing and hurting.

6HappyHearts said...

So sweet! I'm in for next year!!
That minty breath comment is priceless ; )

lana said...

Gina, the pictures of the children are just darling!!! (your card is BEAUTIFUL)
I loved hearing Chandler's take on the way to tell if Santa is real. I can just hear him saying that, too! :=)
Hope your Christmas was warm and joyful. Blessings~
Lana (Mrs. L.) Day