Saturday morning we followed our friends Pat and Karen and their…

Saturday morning we followed our friends Pat and Karen and their three boys to Haysi, Virginia, where the Santa Train was making a stop.  Santa and his helpers stand on the back of the train and throw out gifts to the kids.  

It was a very cold day – about 19 degrees when we got there – but we had a good time.  After the Santa Train we went to a nearby park and let the boys play on the playground and walk in the woods.  Then we had lunch at a restaurant there and headed home.

Waiting for the train/being monsters:

A cold Thao and Karen:

Here comes the train!

We see Santa!

Busy throwing out gifts:

See you December 25th!

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Our stuff finally arrived from Qatar yesterday. It took about…

Our stuff finally arrived from Qatar yesterday. It took about five months to make it from Doha, Qatar to Grundy, Virginia. I wonder if that was the first shipment to ever go that exact route.

Cousteau enjoyed opening up the boxes of his toys that he hasn’t seem in five months. It was like an early Christmas!

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