Arizona · Day Trips · Holidays · photography

Polar Express

Last Fall, 2016, we took a trip up North to ride The Polar Express via the Grand Canyon Railroad.

Besides the horrible migraine I got on the way up there, most likely because of the elevation, it was a great time. We had dinner at a diner, had peppermint schnapps to put in our hot chocolate, got our tickets punched, got Christmas bells, heard the story and saw Santa Claus!

We had the whole diner to ourselves and the food was great, atmosphere was cute and good times…

The next day we we had breakfast in Williams, walked around some trains and stopped at The Flintstones before heading back home. We had a great time!

Until tomorrow, LAF

Arizona · Holidays · photography

Lights of the World…

One of the best things to do in Phoenix during the holiday season is the Lights of the World light display. Last year the display was on the outskirts of town, this year it was at the fairgrounds near downtown Phoenix. I did not make it this year, but last year we enjoyed it immensely. Here are just a few of the photo I took during out visit with our dear friends.

I was amazed at the size of the exhibits, the overhead lights and all the highlights of the World!

There were pandas and visions of China…

There were huge trees and holiday gingerbread…

Mermaids and undersea fantasies…

The overhead lights were fun to walk under…

There were fun dinosaurs and animals …

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

Until tomorrow, LAF

Holidays · Mom and Me

Mom and Me

I’m starting a new feature called Mom and Me!  Kind of corny but why not?   Things we like to do, places to eat, memories made, etc.  

Recently my mom and I went to the At Home store.  We LOVE that store.  When we do go, which is usually twice a year, we spend at least two hours looking at everything!   I always end up taking some quick pics of my favorites.  And we always walk away with a Christmas ornament or two.   

Here are a few of my favorite Christmas items…  love the shadow box and wonder if I could actually make something like it?  

Creepy clowns?   Not sure what they really are to be honest. LOL

A great couch I loved and some homewares. 

Love the picnic bench here.  

My mom and I always have a great time together, and we really do love the AT Home store.   

Until tomorrow, LAF