and then out to do Christmas shopping for their parents and little sister. We usually like to visit a favorite Christmas and ice cream shop during the same trip, but it didn't work out this year as the Saturday was far too busy. So we took them there on a weekday that Mr. T unexpectedly had off. The kids were doing a volunteer project at their local library that day, but were done in time to head out with us around 4 pm.
We enjoyed ice cream sundaes
After leaving the shop,
favorite shopping places which I've posted about before. The kids love running over to the bridge to see the waterfall and they really enjoy some of the shops. Unfortunately, even though it was only ten days before Christmas, none of our favorite shops were open. And, because of the mild weather we'd been having, the waterfall was nowhere near as pretty as usual. I'll just show a few pictures and add captions.
|Looking at the falls|
|The waterfall as it usually looks at Christmas time!|
|The waterfall this year|
|Lighted trees in the courtyard|
|Lighted garland on the stairways inside the main building|