He grew up visiting his grandparents in Bedford, Indiana, each summer … and remembers the "long, long" drive to Santa Claus Land back in the 1950s.
His mom ran across this wonderful old photo recently.
That's Steve on the left; his sister Sharon is in the middle — and that's their uncle Raymond on the right.
This area is "back of the house" now, with the Santa statue moved out into the Christmas plaza.
Does anyone else remember riding this little train long ago?