Riding The Prancer Express
by The Webmaster
Santa Train Passengers 12/1//2010
One of our favorite "things to do" during the holiday season...
Riding the Santa Train and participating in the Marine Corps Toys For Tots Campaign.
It was a might chilly waiting in the long line at the Woodbridge VRE Station yesterday but the weather could have been colder and as blustery as it was the day before.
As the only Santa Train scheduled for Woodbridge, Virginia, The Prancer Express arrived on schedule and woe to those who were held up in traffic as this train left the station at 9:30 am!
We enjoyed a smooth ride down the rails all the way to the King Street station and back while Santa (dare I say Santas?) made their way through the rail cars taking lots of mental notes.
Any guesses as to what was on our lists? Trains of course.
Duely noted...including the fact that Santa's favorite cookies have sprinkles on them. Might as well make sure the right cookies are left out on Christmas Eve.
I am, however, eternally grateful that our little ones were too preoccupied taking notes on the actual train - how many double decker cars, the diesels and their ID numbers (they are totally into trains) to notice that the Santa and Mrs. Claus who spoke with them on the train ride were not the same pair which were holding court on the platform at the end of the excursion.
So a quick exit stage left was required as this little detail would not have escaped them any other time!
Did you meet Santa and Mrs. Claus on the Prancer Express? Share your experience!
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