Sunday, December 7, 2008

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Tonight the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train made a stop in Rochester. This train has been around for 10 years, but it's the first time it came to Rochester. I wasn't really sure what to expect, but we decided to bring Mara for a little while. It was packed! We had to park several blocks away, and traffic was backed up from cars trying to get in and find a place to park. We found a spot, and then walked over to the train. It had arrived right before we got there. Mara really liked seeing all the people and cars and all the activity going on around her as we walked to it.

Once we got up to the train, we looked around for a bit. All of the cars were decorated with lights and decorations. Then the performances started. First Santa Clause came out (there was a stage on one of the train cars), and then a band. Mara was happy up until that point...but once the music started, she got scared (hence the look in the first picture!). She's always a little unsure about loud noises or sounds that she's not familiar with! We hung out for a little while, but it was really cold, and since Mara wasn't exactly enjoying the music anyway, we decided to head back to the car after awhile. By the time we got there, we were all definitely ready for some warmth!

I think in a year or two, Mara will appreciate things like this a lot more, but it was still fun to take her and watch her reaction!


Michelle said... was cold out tonight! Looks like it would be fun though. Kind of like the Holidazzle in Minneapolis. She looks cute all bundled up!

Claudia said...

That looks like so much fun. Steven would have eaten it up. I think Natalie would have responded much like Mara.