The second outing we had this weekend was a carriage ride. The weather was perfect for a carriage ride....not too cold....not too warm...!
Our local town goes all out with lights in one of the parks. The entire park is decked out with Christmas lights and decorations. There is Christmas music playing over the speakers throughout the season. Across from the park is a quaint coffee shop. Carriage rides leave from there on the weekends during December.
The carriage takes passengers on a leisurely ride around two blocks surrounding the park. Most of the older homes in this two-block area decorate their homes beautifully for the holiday season. Some even sit on their porches, play music, and wave or speak to those on the carriage rides, or even hand out candy canes.
We've driven down these streets many times looking at the lights from our car, but it was entirely different viewing them from the carriage. Maybe it's the slow pace or the open-air, but everything was just beautiful!
Our horse's name was Jeff. Our driver (Krissy), had her golden retriever, Molly, riding along too. Joy and Molly hit it off quite well!
Our carriage ride ended back at the coffee shop. Joy and Jeff are saying their goodbyes here.
What a charming little carriage ride it was! :)