Saturday, December 20, 2008

On the 6th Day of Christmas...

I hung out in a park while a cold front swept in today (60 in the morning, and it's quickly heading to 20 this evening)! Chilly weather blew in today while Mom, Aunt Lois, Holly, and I headed to Holiday in the Park at Six Flags. Lois and Holly each had a free ticket for us (such a nice treat). I've been to Holiday in the Park many times as a kid, and I have such great memories. It's my favorite time at the park. They cover the park with lights, bring in a snow hill, hot chocolate stands, fire pits, etc. This year we 'went caroling' on a train ride throughout the park, and walked around looking at decorations (each area of the park represent various culture's influence on Texas, and the holiday decorations follow suit). I got 'snowed' on twice, once by a snow machine, another time by 'paper' snow at one of their holiday musical shows. We did more looking than riding today. In the summers growing up I went on 'all' the rides compliments of an older brother's influence. As an adult (and I use that word lightly), I am more selective about my rides....and after a week of a stomach virus, the tea cups were the worst of the rides I rode today (Holly rode a few others like the Super Man Ride).

I know I sound like a travel brochure sometimes, but I LOVE where I live....and I can't imagine there is any other area that offers so many activities, light displays, and experiences during the holidays.