So today we decided that we needed to get out of the house. You know that feeling? The walls start contracting and it doesn't matter how big the space is, it is toooo small. So we left the dishes in the sink, the toys over the living room floor, and wet laundry in the washer, tumbled ourselves into the car and drove to Bedford to see the Christmas decorations at Old Bedford Village.
But like many of our family outings, the idea is great but the failure is in the execution! Hubby had looked online for the hours of operation, so all seemed great. We strapped the kids in, one in the very back and one in the middle for our sanity and their safety, and away we went. 45 minutes later, we arrived at the Village only to find that they were, indeed, closed for the season! What do you mean "season?" They usually have neat displays, supposedly. ARGH. So what to do, what to do. Antiquing? Uh...3 year old child. Nope. Museum? Same 3 year old child. But finally we decide to go to the museum anyway. Drive up. Park and get everyone unbuckled. The wind is whistling in our ears and we can feel our blood congeal. It's freezing. But up the hill we walk to the museum only to see the sign. You guessed it! "Closed for the season."
So we went back home and to the mall where we had the kids' picture taken with Santa Claus instead. Which we only tried once before two years ago to a screaming baby and a Santa who looked like he'd been into the grog. This year it was fine, the kids were happy, Santa was jolly and kind with a nice, freshly groomed, snow white natural beard, the photographer was great with kids so the picture turned out cute, and now we're safely home after, almost quite literally, the whole afternoon in the car!
So I guess these pictures of a few old cars taken through some glass at a private display on a Bedford corner where I yelled "STOP!!! Picture of the day!!!" are appropriate.
I was going to delete this next one right off the camera because there was so much glare. I'm glad I didn't though, because I think it looks waaaay cool! Kind of like a ghost car. OoooOOooo!!!
And then I thought, "Hmn. I wonder..." and did this with it.
Which one do you like best?