So in the march of trip photographs we've got up to Santa's Village. Enjoy!
The entrance to Santa's Village, Jefferson, New Hampshire. If you aren't enchanted by this already I don't know that we'll ever have anything in common. We missed the worst of the rain that day driving to the park, but there was evidence of it around.
Among the Santa's Village attractions was the Elfabet Game. Go to Elf University, get a card, and get them stamped at each letter of the alphabet. Quantum is on the elf on the right of the picture.
The Christmas Carousel! All the mounts on it are Rudolphs, and you see what the organ looks like.
A view from the Skyway Sleigh monorail. This'll do for an idea of what the park generally looks like, because, hey, Burger Meister Food Court. You can kind of see the Christmas Ferris Wheel in the far distance.
A Rudysaurus and a Penguinadon! Part reindeer-or-penguin, part dinosaur. Why? ... I can't really tell you, but they do have a way of catching the imagination, don't they?
And for humor blog stuff the past week, we've had:
- An Open Letter To The Spider Building Its Web Across Our Side Door, last week's major piece. Based on our actual side door.
- Nothing Is Happening In Apartment 3-G: Maybe Things Are Getting Done Not Happening, an optimistic hope. But people want to know what's going on in Apartment 3-G, the naive fools.
- Statistics Saturday: The Effect Apartment 3-G Has On My Readership, which is, pretty good. See above.
- I Am Too Good To Call This A Shocking Discovery but you see what I call the essay anyway.
- Generally Updating Stuff, like spiders and socks and dancing.
- Caption This: Starship Needed, or needy, whatever.
- Investigatory Dream which somehow got from my parents' (nonexistent) basement to the Congressional committee investigating the fae nature of Mr Roarke of Fantasy Island. I don't know either.
- What Causes People To Sometimes Read About Canada, this week's major piece. I argue that we're pretty much all bored. Features some talk about coffee cup lids!
Trivia: Early 20th-century reconstructions of the mechanical crossbows described by Hero of Alexandria indicate the smaller crossbows had a maximum range of about 325 yards, and the larger ones probable ranges near 400 yards. Source: A History of Mechanical Inventions, Abbott Payson Usher.
Currently Reading: Three Weeks In Quebec City: The Meeting That Made Canada, Christopher Moore.