A week or so ago, I wrote a post on my other blog about how, now that The Tim works a varied, busy schedule during the holiday period, we don't do very many Christmas-y things together anymore. It took some adjustment on my part to get used to, but now it's just the way things are.
Well, this past Friday, we had a chance to do something together, and it was one of the best Christmastime days EVER. I was lucky enough to receive two complimentary tickets to Longwood Gardens, which is about 40 minutes from our house in Center City Philadelphia. As long as we've lived here, we've never visited before, even though I don't know anyone who has gone who has not raved about it. Every year, they have a well-known Christmas display, and fortunately the comp tickets included admission for this time period.
So, since The Tim had the day off, I took the day off, and we took ourselves out to breakfast, then headed to our destination. There was snow, but it had been around long enough that the roads were clear. It was cold, but sunny. We walked, oohed and aahed, took pictures, had coffee and tea, joined in a Christmas carols sing-a-long with the amazing Aeolian organ in the ballroom there, and even saw one of the Longwood Gardens resident cats!
My descriptions would not do any justice to the whole thing, so here is a selection of pictures from the day. Enjoy - and if you ever have the chance to go, do it!