I have always wanted to go and visit the life-sized model of Noah's Ark in Northern Kentucky. Our family hasn't had the chance but it looks like with the free Christmas Encounter we may plan some much needed time together.
I was a fairly picky eater as a kid. At any given big meal, like Thanksgiving or at Christmas, I would only eat the main meat and some bread. The concept of a casserole or a potato that was sweet, no way.
As I was driving home Sunday night, I saw my first house that lit up for the holidays. I think the "too soon" argument for me has mellowed in my old age. I even started listening to Christmas music the other day. And the timely tradition of TV Christmas specials is just around the corner.