Tom and I make an annual trip to the Mall,
this time of year.
Last night was the night.
We enjoy watching parents and their children,
when the little ones sit on Santa's lap.
All those eager, excited, scared, shy, happy,
and sometimes naughty little kids.
A long time ago,
I worked as Santa's Helper at this very same place.
Now, that is a story and a half!
If you have a couple hours I can tell you some really funny stories.
We don't buy anything except a coffee.
Just walking around and looking at the decorations,
is all that we need.
OH, WAIT ...
You can buy a car inside the Mall!!
This is a first for me.
It's an electric car.
Comes with a Snowboard!
After all the window shopping we could take in,
we then went out for a seafood dinner.
The view from the restaurant overlooked the water,
where The Christmas Ship sails.
The biggest boat is the leader and is followed by several
smaller boats, that are all decked out with lights.
They all tour around the lake and stop at arranged stops,
where there are bonfires and caroling.
We also drove around to look a certain homes that
are all aglow with lights.
This morning we woke up to snow.
For many of you this isn't a big deal.
But for Tom, who loves to play in the snow, it was exciting.
He quickly took off to drive around in it.
I kept the home fires burning.