We decided to do the Christmas in July theme this summer.
First we went to Byers Choice in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
It was so much fun. They served cookies and peppermint ice cream.
They had all kinds of displays, not just Christmas, although that was the theme.
Barry got to see some other former Presidents. He wonders what he will look like as a doll (lol).
On Sunday, we decided to continue the adventure of Christmas in July. We went to the National Christmas Center in Paradise, Pennsylvania (near Lancaster).
So much fun. The exhibits took me way back in time.
There were exhibits celebrating Christmas in many different Countries.
Also, Christmas Trees abound here.
I got to do some “shopping” at Woolworth’s. It was a really fun time. Christmas In July was something new for us and it was bunches of fun!
We were in Lancaster with the Roomies and they took us to this really cool Christmas Store open all year.
Who doesn’t love a good German Santa Claus?
I always loved Christmas time in Germany. Back in my day it wasn’t quite what is celebrated today but it was still the one hopeful day a year 🙂
Bjorn couldn’t come this trip because he was at the pool with the ladies so I took a picture of Norway’s Christmas for him. I’m not sure they celebrated Christmas on the Fjords. I’ll have to ask him next time I see him.
“And I would like another Franken Doll and…wait are you sleeping?” Santa needs to wake up and hear my list!
Hey Bob Cratchett and Tiny Tim Hey!!!
We had a lot of fun. I’d do that tour again it was really cool. Well except the Biblical portion that freaked out the Roomie…she’s such a wimp! I told her…Man Up Yo!
We went to Strasburg to see the trains. I wasn’t sure about this trip at first but I learned that I do have such a connection with trains I never before realized. Maybe it’s the age thing or the fact I took my first long distance trip on a train.
They even had some funerary there which made me feel completely at home.
Shelly loves trains, as we all know, but I don’t think he was quite ready for Thomas!
Thomas was looking just a little scary when he pulled up to the station.
The train yards were his favorite. We had a blast! The Choo Choo Barn had full replica of the town in miniature model trains. We had to pull Shelly away from this venue because he would have lived there forever 🙂 Good times had by all…especially Shelly!