Jun 26, 2011

Thomas the Tank Engine

On Wednesday we went to the Stroudsburg Railroad.  They were having a special "Day out with Thomas," the Tank engine that is.  We went, despite the threat of rain, and I am so glad we did.  We wound up having a beautiful day.  And since the weather looked a little threatening we didn't have quite the crowds we might have.  Grandma had never ridden a train before, and Stella has been talking about how her Mommy was going to take her to the Train Station sometime.  We thought it seemed like the perfect opportunity.

Bruce got a ride from Daddy, in the Kozy.
 There was a very cool mega-blocks Thomas.  I'm impressed!
 Bruce looks adorable in a hat, even if it didn't last very long.
 Steam Engine.  We got rides behind both!
 Stella waiting for our turn to ride Thomas.
 A child's eye view of Thomas pulling in.
 Riding in an open car behind Thomas.
 Waiting for our ride to start.
 The inside of a regular "coach" car behind Engine 475.
 Engine 475, halfway through our ride!
 Did you know that it gets up to 130 degrees inside the engine?  I am glad that I am not the guy shoveling coal into that fire! 

1 comment:

  1. annie these pictures are great!! my favorite is the child's view of thomas, it feels so whimsical at that height :) i can understand how excited all of the kids were. thanks for sharing your weekend, it looked like a fabulous day. stella is simply adorable in the first pic you posted of her waiting, that smile..melts my heart! and bruce does look good in a hat!! :) have a great week annie!