I don’t like leaving the depressing posts top of my blog, because overall? I’m living a joyful life. I’d rather that be the first to display on my internet home. What does that mean for you? TWO POSTS ON A SUNDAY. Yes. I know. Because of me, YOU are living a joyful life too.
We went on a train ride this weekend. The entire family enjoyed it, but Wes? Was beside himself in awe over the whole experience.
After we took this photo, the one in front of the train we’d be riding, I had a difficult time keeping Wes occupied until they let us on the train. He kept wanting to walk around by the train, anticipating the call for us to board.
He wasn’t the only one. We were all excited, even Nikki. She was not as in awe over it as her brother was, but like the rest of us – she knew it was pretty cool, what we were about to do.
When it was finally time to board, the kids excitedly sat in their seats waiting for the trip to begin.
And then…the whistle blew and the train started moving. And we started waving goodbye to the train station.
It was about an hour ride, and all Wes wanted to do the entire time was explore the train. His favorite spot was the spot right up front, on the outside of the car right behind the engineer. It was, by far, the loudest spot on the whole train. Most kids only stayed out there until the whistle blew and then they ran inside. Wes? Covered his ears and wanted to stay out there the entire ride. Something about being on the OUTSIDE of the train, hearing and seeing the locomotive carrying us over the tracks, it amazed him.
It was a great trip and we plan to go again in the winter when the do shorter rides with Santa on them. It was well worth the $8/$12 tickets just to see everyone, big kids included, enjoy the ride.