Finally, dear Cori and I were able to go to Peddler's Village before Christmas after not being able to go last year. We both really missed not being there and spending our special time together.
We were almost there and who should drive by but Santa! What a lovely way to start our girls getaway.
"Son of a Nutcracker!" ~ Buddy the Elf
Cori got a deal on a suite this year, but when we got to the room, there was an annoying loud drip from the tub. Cori called the front desk and they said they were waiting on a part that was coming in the next day. They then told her they would deduct $100 for the night, or move us to another room. I tried using some floss so the water would go down quietly and it worked. Of course we said yes to the $100 off and still had a good night's sleep! DMC for the win!
The next day we were informed that the part was not coming in, but they had another suite we could move to. We checked out the other room and liked it so much better! The room was brighter and had a lot more windows, overall a nicer room.
AND, because of the inconvenience of moving, they gave us free breakfast in their dining room for two mornings, what a treat!
Both of them had a jacuzzi tub, although we didn't use it... this year. There was a "door" to close for privacy, but opened here for our photos.
Nice and bright, perfect for stitching!
After dinner, our evenings were spent watching Christmas movies that I brought, I brought my TV/DVD player to watch them. The fire was nice and toasty, a cosy evening for sure.
Oh yes, there was some drinking too!
Here are the lights from part of the village that we could see from our windows.
Our room was on the upper left corner, the three windows.
The wisk tree that I love to see every time we're there.
Cori was waiting for me outside since I took a little longer.
These are the Christmas gifts I gave her. The nutcracker is from last year (I needed to sign the back), and the new one - perfect for her! 🤣
I also gave her this sweet gnome family, love them!
I ventured out for some spiked cider one evening, delicious!
So many beautiful lights, so colourful at night.
This is the first time we've seen the open gazebo all lit up. It used to be where the gingerbread houses were displayed and it was always closed up for it. This looks so much nicer.
They moved the Gingerbread House displays to a proper building, maybe because it got to be so big!
These were my favourites (actually I had lots more, but these are my top five.)
Surprise, a dragon!
These gingerbread men like to cause trouble!
No naughty gingerbread men here.
But there are some naughty elves!
A much needed bubble bath for Santa.
I'll add the rest of the creations at the end of this post, there are A LOT of them and I didn't even post them all.
One naughty and one nice, guess who's who?
Hint - what ornament did she get this year?!
While we were there, Cori's sister was only about 1/2 hour away so we went to visit and have dinner. The lit tree was seen on our way there and it was beautiful. It was a wonderful evening and I got some cookies! The ones on the bottom right were mine and she made the others too. They were delicious!
Needless to say, we had another fabulous time together, having fun and making memories.
To be with someone who gets you and loves you no matter what? Priceless!
So thank you, my love, for another wonderful time together, I'm already looking forward to our next adventure. 🥰
Here are the rest of the gingerbread displays if you've got some time to look at them.