This is a unique event in our little town of Vermilion Bay. Since the Canadian Pacific Railroad travels right by our town on it's route across Canada, the CPR's Christmas train made a stop this year. This fully decorated train complete with stage and several bands stops at cities and towns across Canada and entertains the folks while soliciting donations for the local food banks. The larger towns will get the full stage show, whereas our little town got a couple of songs sung from the balcony of the last car. It was a nice community event with many families out to brave the cold weather to see the performers and Santa of course.
The whole family went out for our annual Christmas tree hunt on Saturday. We have to pack hot chocolate and cookies and watch Dad try to wrestle a frozen pine tree from the forest. Of course the kids never consider how easy it is to get a tree from the woods, up to the road, and in the back of the truck. It was fun as usual, but quite a bit chilly.