passing along the cheer
Peter and I ended up on the CTA's Holiday Train last night (on the red line) through sheer luck. Let me tell you, when you arrive at the Garfield red line stop and run down the stairs to see a train completely covered in Christmas lights flying up to the platform, it is pretty damn magical.
We were on the very last car, and when we got out at Division everyone else who got off started running up alongside the train taking pictures, hoping to make it to the santa car. I didn't make it up there in time (I only saw santa fly into the Garfield stop) but I did get a few shots of the train at the platform.