A town about 3 hours from here, Palestine, does Polar Express train rides each year at a Texas State Railroad station. They go all out to make it really fun for the kiddos. We decided that since Carson may not love trains forever to take the plunge and do it.
We drove up to Palestine, checked into our hotel, changed into Christmas jammies, and drove over to the train station for our hour long ride.
The whole setup was so nice. About halfway through our train ride we drove by the North Pole and stopped for Santa to come aboard.
Santa gave us all our own little bell and signed our Polar Express book.
Little Laney slept in the carrier for almost the entire thing. We had a blast and all went to sleep early that night in the hotel. The next morning we headed back to Houston after breakfast. It was such a good way to get into the Christmas spirit!