Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Family Christmas Tradition - Polar Express

Polar Express 2009
in Connersville, Indiana
Long before the movie "Polar Express,
Austin loved trains, playing with them, reading about them,
watching train videos, and everything about trains.
When Peyton came along, he played with trains, too.

 Grandpa loves to play with trains, too.
Kaitlyn, being a "girly girl" tagged along with the guys.
 Tim enjoyed the Polar Express, too.
Polar Express 2006
Bryson City, North Carolina
 Above:  One of the fun dancing waiters.
 Peyton slept on the ride to the "North Pole."
He was more interested in playing with the toy trains...
 and a little afraid of Santa.
Our rides on the "Polar Express" trains in
Indiana and North Carolina
were inspired by the amazing 2004 computer-animated
Christmas fantasy film "Polar Express."
Watching the movie Polar Express is a Jennings Family Christmas Tradition.


relevanttealeaf said...

I LOVE these photos, Linda! What wonderful family memories. We like watching the Polar Express movie at our house. The year it came out I bought Polar Express dinner plates for the kids to eat their Christmas Eve dinner on, and I bring them out every year for the younger grandchildren to enjoy. Jerry and his brother had a train growing up, and they made an agreement that the first one to have a son would get to keep the train. Jerry ended up being the one who got the train. We put it up every year under the Christmas tree, and when out two boys grew up, Jerry implemented the same agreement with them that he had with his brother. Jeremy now has the train, and it's been under his Christmas tree the last year or two. Traditions are so much fun!

Angela McRae said...

How fun to relive these wonderful family memories with you! There's just something about little boys and their love of trains, isn't there?

Ruth W said...

That must be so fun. A local train here does that from Seattle to Leavenworth, WA. We HAVE to watch the movie every year! Along with the musical Scrooge. What fun!

Joy said...

My son loved trains, too -long before Polar Express, but we rode the train out of Bryson City for his 5th birthday.

racheld said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! I never think of these things til it's too late, or don't know about them in the first place.

I just booked tickets for us next weekend, and have you to thank for the idea. What a lovely thing to have to look forward to!


Marilyn said...

What a fun memory.
This year we are taking a little 2 year old grandson on his first train ride with Santa. It isn't Polar Express, but still will be exciting to share with him. I can't wait.


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