Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Christmas on My Mind
Chicago has a 102 degree heat index, caused by a 90 degree temperature combined with about 90 percent humidity. What am I thinking about? Why, Christmas, of course. Several of our local park districts run Polar Express trains during December. As I learned the hard way last year, you need to make reservations now. By Labor Day, all the park district trains are full. Last year we were lucky enough to discover that the Lisle Convention Bureau runs a Polar Express train. We didn't have to buy those tickets until November. We did end up riding the Polar Express to the North Pole (aka Chicago's Union Station), where Santa joined us for the return trip. The girls were thrilled to be on the train, even though they couldn't convince the elves that they really are twins. It was great fun, but this year several of us wanted to go together. Luckily, we reserved seats through the Tinley Park Park District. It was a bit dicey, but we did all get on the same train. So, on December 2, I'll be riding the Polar Express to the North Pole with two, happy girls in their Christmas dresses. Not to put any pressure on you, but what are your plans for December holiday activities?