My daughter, Caroline, aboard the Polar Express in North Carolina. This is one of my new favorite photos. Having already guzzled down a mug of hot chocolate with whipped cream and eaten a cookie and a large portion of her bag of candy, she was ready to check out for a bit. They turned the lights off in our car so that the evening light could filter in through the windows. I saw her gazing out, backwards in her seat, and pulled my camera up as quietly as I could to get the shot before (a) she saw me and (b) her bouncing three-year-old brother got between us.
This trip was magical, and just what we needed at Christmas this year. If you’ve never ridden the Polar Express, I highly recommend it. It only takes an hour to get to the North Pole and the trip there and back is full of goodies and surprises.
If you like this photo and want to see the others in the collection (I’m trying to get to 30), click here.