I was hoping Dan would get home by 5:30 so we could be there right at 6:00 when they started letting people in. Unfortunately he didn't get home until after 7:00.
"Don't be upset that I'm late. 30 people got laid off at work today. It's better that I'm home late with a job than home early without one." Those were the words that he greeted me with when he walked in the door.
I said a silent prayer thanking God for Dan's job and we headed out the door.
The lights were as beautiful this year as they were last year and the kids enjoyed all the displays.
There was a lot of traffic and it took a while to get through everything but that didn't matter to the kids because they had one thing on their minds - the red barn!
The red barn is located about three quarters of the way through the lights and serves hot chocolate and has a giant roaster for marshmallows. We didn't stop last year but this year we did.
The hot chocolate was delicious. I don't think it was the Swiss Miss that I normally serve. Note to self - must look into actually making real hot chocolate sometime this winter.
Then we got two skewers of marshmallows and found a place around the roaster.
I think the hot chocolate and the marshmallows will be part of our Tanglewood tradition from now on!