Christmas Town

16 Dec

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I saw ads a few months ago for Busch Gardens Christmas Town and decided Miss H might have fun at this kind of thing. Well, we all had fun and I had no idea it would be such a huge hit. Also, we had no idea that Christmas would literally take over most of the park.

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Dad and Kathy got us a place in Williamsburg for the long weekend and Mom joined us on our adventure. We got down in time on Saturday just as a torrential downpour started. Knowing we could not doing anything outside, we headed to the outlets. We did some damage shopping and managed to stay dry. Miss H decided we should go to a Japanese Steak House for dinner (you know, food as entertainment) and we found a good one close by.

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We woke up the next morning to bright sunshine and decided to visit Colonial Williamsburg. Mom treated us to a fun carriage ride. Miss H kept correcting us that it was really a ‘princess carriage.’

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It took us around town and was lots of fun.

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Miss H also discovered colonial t-ball. (you stepped on a wood board and the ball popped out of the cup).

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It was hard to get people to cooperate for pictures.

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But there was lots of giggling.

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And, we finally found the sheep.

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After a yummy lunch at The Cheese Shop that refueled us, we headed back to the ‘vacation house’ to get changed for Christmas Town.

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Again, we had no idea what this was going to be like. Busch Gardens went all out with the lights, decorations and music.

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First thing we did was ride the gondola. Miss H was thrilled about the whole thing.

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We saw penguins.

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We road the train.

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We discovered the Miss H loves rides too. The faster the better! We did the tea cups first.

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Then the kids roller coaster.

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And, back to the tea cups.

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Then she was off to the swirly swings. Twice.

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We ventured through the different countries, train stations and finally ended up in the North Pole where it was snowing!

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12152013-19At this point, it was dark, we had walked miles and we all had sensory overload! We headed back to the gondola and headed home.

Miss H proclaimed that it was ‘the best day ever!’ right before she fell asleep in the car.

We had some tears as we packed up this morning. I think we have created a new holiday tradition!

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