Meeting Santa


Down at the Museum Center

I met up with a friend and her little ones for an afternoon looking at trains and then a visit with Santa. This was a carefully planned exercise, building in blocks for running, eating, and potential melt-downs, all to be wrapped up right as naptime approached.

In every area of the Museum Center, they’ve a corner with those wooden Thomas the train sets (though the rails are glued in place). These spots become the setting for complicated negotiation of who has what and how many.

We managed to head up to Tower A, the control center back when the station was a full fledged railway hub. Great views from there.

Over lunch, I got my photo taken, but not with Santa.

That was for the little ones.

All I can think of is David Sedaris