Last Saturday, Viha and I rode the 2011 Holiday Train in Chicago. It was the most fun I've had on the Chicago El!!! We went to the Red line Grand stop to catch the train but it was a bit off schedule so Viha was passing her time playing Words with Friends on her phone. Then the train came and we saw Santa ride past us. This train is the Chicago El all dressed up for Christmas. Every cart is decorated inside and out and there is a sleigh in the middle of the train with Christmas trees, reindeers, and even a live Santa. We got on the train and took it to the Lake stop on the Red line in search of some hot chocolate. We got off the train, climbed the stairs, and ended up at the Macy's holiday window displays. Then we crossed the street to get some hot chocolate and cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery which recently opened up in Chicago. It was a fun and festive Saturday afternoon!!!
|Words with Friends|
|The prettiest El train ever!!!|
|Little boy admiring the Macy's holiday windows|
|Outside of Macy's|
|My snowman cupcake and hot chocolate|