Sunday, December 14, 2008

A True Pioneer Christmas Trip

The birth of the whole Pioneer Christmas idea was actually conceived during a summer trip we took to Lubbock's Ranching Heritage Museum. It is a really neat place with houses and buildings outside that represent many of the pioneers lifestyles through the years here in the Texas panhandle. One weekend in December they have an old-fashioned Christmas, in which you walk along luminary lighted paths and take a glance back in time. As you peak in the windows of the historic homes you get a glimpse of what Christmas was like many years ago.We walked past the window of a little dog-trot cabin and found this family painting Christmas ornaments.

Or this pioneer woman who was stringing popcorn garland...which reminds me we haven't done this yet!
Here's the one-room school house where the kids were singing Jingle Bells.
This sweet couple were dancing away at their Christmas party. WB pointed out to the girls this was music pre-Ipod download:)
These cowboys were very busy in their little one room cabin.
This is the grand Victorian house. Check out that sunset, it was amazing. I'll post more pics of it tomorrow for my Memorable Moments Monday!!

We ended at the 6666 barn for some hot cider and hot cocoa. School choirs were inside singing and the girls wrote letters to Santa.Then they delivered them to the local post office.And we couldn't leave without seeing Santa. Little One was so mesmerized by him that she couldn't take her eyes off of him.

It was so much fun and I'm so glad we were able to go!

1 comment:

Pat's Place said...

So glad to have a pictoral report. Sounds like fun. I SHOULD have gotten a ticket and come up for that. We talked about it, but had a party last night that hubby wanted me here for. Oh well, maybe next year.