You know those friends that say YES to almost any crazy idea you have? Well, that is my friend Erin and one of the many reasons I love her so! Back in October when I said "We should drive 3 hours to take our kids on a 30 minute train ride," she immediately responded with "YES!" and then took care of buying the tickets and the hotel room herself!
These 3 friends were so cute and excited in their matching PJs.
The train was all lit up with Christmas lights
We got on board and were welcomed with singing waiters - just like in the movie!
The conductor came by and stamped their Golden Tickets.
After some cookies and hot chocolate, we arrived at the "North Pole." The kids were thrilled to see Santa and his Elves waving hello.
Then Santa came by to say hi, sign their copies of The Polar Express and take a picture
He gave each one a bell - just like the book/movie!
And they spent the rest of the train ride dancing down the aisles with the dancing waiters and singing Christmas carols.
We then had a slumber party at the Hampton Inn in Palestine, TX and headed home the next day. It was a very magical night for the kids and I'm so lucky to have a friend like Erin who says YES!