Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dickens on Main-- Boerne, TX

Dickens on Main is something fun they do every year on the weekend after Thanksgiving in nearby Boerne, Texas. It sounded like fun, so we finally attended this year. We didn't do even a third of what there was offered there, but we felt adventurous for even making the trek and we had a good time.

 The biggest reason to go is the snow...or, upon closer inspection, soap floating down in a manner similar to snow. These guys loved dancing in the music and snow at the various spots.

The next reason to go is the atmosphere--Dickens-era costumes, music and dramatizations! We, of course, got no pictures with any of that; we just stared in awe and then moved on. We did pay for a picture with Santa Claus, who--it turns out--has very few teeth and it sounds like he has marbles in his mouth when he talks. The kids weren't sure what he was trying to say when he asked them what they wanted for Christmas. I apparently understand "too much eggnog" accent, so I interpreted for them.
 After much deliberation, we decided on a food truck to give all our money to. We found the only empty seats at the town square and sat on them, eating the expensive food and wishing we could afford some more (know we wouldn't stand in that line again in our lifetime even if we had some more cash), and also listening to the live country band on the stand. It was grand.

 Everyone's favorite thing was the frozen mint hot chocolate at the end--because I had to find an ATM to get pictures with Drunk Santa anyway, so we had a little cash again. The guy serving us was super nice: normal people would get each person their own cup; since he knew we were sharing, he gave us a bunch of extra Oreos and spoons/straws. And we loved every drop!

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