Our season of fun-filled-family-festivities continued last Thursday (December 15) with a tour of one of the historic homes here in Columbia.
It was really pretty - the homes were decorated with period pieces, including china, furnishings, and appropriate Christmas decorations, all lit by the soft glow of candlelight. The kids really liked it ... well ... except Jack, who wanted to swing and play with the ropes used to keep patrons out of the displays - so he and I left the house early and opted to hang out on the front porch.
No matter, shortly thereafter we boarded a carriage for an evening tour of historic Columbia. It's kind of funny, I've lived here for more than 10 years now, but have never taken a tour of the historic homes in this city. I always want to do the same sort of tour in other cities I visit, like Charleston or Savannah, but for some reason, never did here at home.
I'm so glad we did.
While we were there, we also got to meet the Victorian Santa, who, as his name suggests, was dressed as a true Victorian-era Santa, down to his green velvet robes. We didn't get a picture with him that night ... but stay tuned!