|they walked in the parade|
The day started off chilly and grey (my favorite), and got even cooler as the day went on thanks to some crazy gusty wind, but we didn't mind. I wore Jack in our Moby wrap so were super snuggly warm, but Dennis had to finally break out his heavy coat. We escaped the cold for a little while in the historic train depot to watch some model trains and also checked out several antique shops in Old Town Tomball.
|this guy had the best beard ever|
The festival is actually a lot bigger than I expected it to be. There were several stages (with plenty of polka music to go around - I've never seen so many accordions in one place!), lots of vendor booths, and a variety of food and drink tents. I ate like a pig, but that's what street festivals are for, right? I had a giant apple strudel and wassil (spiced apple cider), and I tried to eat a brautwurst, but Jack stole it from me. What can I say, the kid knows good meat. I also had some potato pancakes, and a bite or two of Den's gyro. There as also a booth of old fashioned sodas like sarsparilla and cream soda, but my favorite was the muddy creek (chocolate soda!).
I think we have added yet another Family Christmas Tradition! I already can't wait for next year.