Sunday, January 8, 2017

Christmas fun day

After the "snow storm" 3 weeks before Christmas, we had to reschedule our Christmas fun day in Portland to the next week.  But about 30min before we were going to leave, it started to snow.  We were determined not to cancel again so we all squeezed into the Pilot (which has four wheel drive) and started to drive.  We were just passing our county's mall when other cars headed for Portland started to turn around.  At this point, it was starting to snow pretty hard, so with heavy hearts we turned around and went to the mall for our fun day instead.   

Smushed in the Pilot.
There was absolutely NO ONE in the mall so there
was no line to see Santa.
We all made the nice list!
(we were all pretty surprised about some certain kids ;P)
There were fun game on the way to Santa.
I think this one was the "Elfie Selfie" station.
My mom couldn't take pictures inside the
fun land without paying. 
After Santa, the next stop was the Lego store. 

There was a new American Girl shop in the mall.
Of course, Gemma made a friend.
By then, it was about 4pm and the mall's stores were starting to close because of the snow.  Near the mall was a Red Lobster so my dad called to see if it was open.  Amazingly, it was!

A nice waitress let Cellie touch a lobster.

There was no one at Red Lobster either so a food came quickly.
I had never been there before and it was really good!

Once we left the restaurant, my dad put some chains on the car so it
didn't start slipping on the road.
We took a back road because the roads were pretty jammed and
got to see all the pretty Christmas lights :)

Anyway, on our way home we heard on the radio that the normal 45min drive to Portland was taking up to 6 hours!  That made us pretty glad we didn't go on our usual fun day.  The funny part was, the whole time we were out my dad kept  getting texts from frustrated friends and family about how they were stuck on the roads.  Of course, we didn't get stuck in any traffic!  We really dodged a bullet and we had one our best Christmas fun days ever!

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