We settled into the wagon and the narrator started the story. We were then stopped by the Roman guards, who demanded money for our passing. We knew most of the guards, including a co-worker of mine and his son, who is one of Adam's students. Ryan was right in front and took it all in with wonder as they played up their parts.
We proceeded through the scenes while the snow fell and were impressed by the presentation of the various scenes, including live animals (although the wisemen's camels looked suspiciously like llamas). I didn't get great pictures, but here's an example of the the "stable" scene.
"How come we didn't give the knights more money?"
"I was very very brave when the knights were stopping us."
"Next time I see those knights I'm going to push them over into the mud."
Consider yourself warned, Maximus and Sparticus.
Note: Mike & Ike's freeze in frozen yogurt. Ryan was not impressed.
It was a fun family event and we hope to make it a Christmas tradition. They run the Live Nativity tomorrow (Sunday) night from 5:30-8:30pm. The weather doesn't look great, but I encourage you to check it out if you can! Find more information here. From arrival to departure, it took us about one hour and I recommend dressing warm and bringing a blanket!