Saturday, January 20, 2007

Rockin' New Year's Eve!

You know you're parents when...

you spend NYE at the Stanley Park Christmas Train.

Hey, but we sprung for the full deal - they run a package that includes not only tickets to the train and farm, but dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory (and free parking in Gastown to boot). Yes, we are such party animals - NYE at the 'Factory!!

It was great though - Amanda was very taken with all the lights and had a great time. It was pretty sad, though, to see the devastation in Stanley Park from the mid-December windstorm (as well as subsequent storms). I don't think we were expecting it to be so bad...even right by the train, there were huge trees still lying in pathways, and lots of damage (right in the midst of the happy Christmas light displays there was a park bench crushed to pieces, which they hadn't even managed to get out of the way yet). Big kudos to all those volunteers who must have worked like crazy to get the place cleared up enough so that they could resume the Christmas Train.

A few pics...

We had a few shots of the downed trees; also check out the Flickr pool dedicated to the Vancouver windstorm.
Firefighters Amanda and Jen
Ho Ho Hoinfinity
Too Many Santas
All Aboard!
All Aboard!

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