road trip! sinterklaas rhinebeck

i thought it would be years — or at least next year! — before we made the “research” trip to sinterklaas rhinebeck. i knew they didn’t have krampusse there, but something called a “grumpus” — softer, yes, but no less the special. i wanted to see it all.

and we did.

here are all of our photos from that magical weekend.
literally, the most magical of my life. i can only hope the kids felt the same. i know ben did.

so much to learn from the town of rhinebeck about building community, organizing pageantry, incorporating various ethnic cultures… so much to learn. i want to learn it!!