Friday, December 16, 2011

Saturday Snapshot- Local Holiday- December 16, 2011

Last Saturday our town had their annual holiday day.  Local businesses, churches, and museums take part in a scavenger hunt.  Each location you visit puts a sticker or stamp on your sheet and often has a prize or treat to take or do.  Sometimes and ornament to make, cookies and hot chocolate to eat, food to buy, balloons and the like.  We've been going for six or seven years now but had never done the carriage ride.  This year we gave it a try.

The weekend before that we went on an evening carriage ride in another local city for their annual tree lighting ceremony.  We waited in line for forty five minutes and then took a ride through town.  The kids loved it so I thought they would all love to do it again.  My oldest was all grumpy about the carriage ride, so you won't see him in any of the pictures.

The carriage took us through the park and past the pool.  It was a nice gentle ride on a clear and nice day.

A small part of the ride was on a lightly used street and that part gave me an appreciation for Amish buggy drivers and riders, because cars would come up behind us pretty fast even though we were only on the street for a couple minutes.

One of the other attractions of the day was Mr. and Mrs. Claus.  They were by the local Institute where completed scavenger hunt forms were turned in for raffle tickets. You got one ticket for each stamp and we each had 15 of the 16 places stamped so we got a lot of tickets!  We won one raffle.  Our prize was from the Historical Society.  We won a DVD about the 150th Anniversary of our town and two history books.  My three year old won and he has been taking his history book to bed with him to "read"!

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce at At Home With Books.


  1. Haha that's so cute about your three-year-old 'reading' a history book in bed. What a fun day!

  2. It looks like you had a lovely day!

  3. Looks like everyone had a great time!!

  4. A scavenger hunt sounds like a fun idea and from the smiles I see, it looks like it was a success.