We started our afternoon with a visit to Lexington Barbecue. We Eastern North Carolinians are always a bit suspicious of "red sauce". I'm happy to report that it was delicious and we will definitely stop in again if we are in the area.
Our museum tour:
After we boarded our train, the actors served us hot chocolate (in really nice travel mugs) and chocolate chip cookies. They also sang carols and we read the Polar Express together. The conductor came around and clipped letters into our "golden tickets".