365 Photo a Day Project Photo
The rambling part…
so today was the big day. The day we got to meet Santa on his home turf and despite still being incredibly tired – we were all very excited!
The first event of the day…was husky sledding. I wasn’t sure how Dx would be as the huskies start off at quite a pace before settling into their stride – but he was fine (and was even secretly waggling his fingers which the helpers had told him makes the huskies run faster!!)
time then for a little tobogganing…!
and then we heard that we could go on a magical sleigh ride to visit Santa…
(Of course this was the point my new expensive camera decided to fog up – coming inside from the cold. 😦 Luckily we had a point-and-shoot as a back up…)
by this time the children were feeling the cold – so time for a quick defrost indoors with coffee and cookies..
When we could feel our faces and our fingers again – we went outside to try the skiing and the snowmobiling
Lx was so determined to go full speed at the snowmobiling (attached to a tree by a rope so that they could only circle it) that she took her mitten off to be able to squeeze the controls better. She regretted it at the end of the ride as her poor hand was frozen!
Remember I said they could only go in circles? Dx decided to go one better and decided to create his own paths within the gouged out circle from the hundreds of riders before him! Getting closer and closer to hitting the tree the helper quickly stopped him and put him back on track!
then we had some lunch before going on a reindeer ride…
which took us to an ice bar in an igloo…
where we were able to buy massively overpriced baileys and schnapps!
We watched a show with a couple of naughty elves – who then happily posed for some photos afterwards with our own naughty elves…!
time to head home and the sun was setting already at 2.30pm! Poor Dx fell asleep almost before we pulled away from Santa’s wonderland and slept as Matt carried him back to the hotel..
to be continued… 🙂