Friday, February 20, 2009

Catching Up...Trains!

Last Saturday we went to a nearby town called Cowan which has this cute old train and a train museum. The museum is closed during the winter but we finally went and explored the train. Like most 2 year old boys, (H) is obsessed with trains and has been getting all kinds of train building sets for his birthday so we knew he'd love it. And he did, but the best part was that while we were there, 3 real trains came by! We counted cars, witnessed amazing graffiti, squished pennies (don't tell!), and covered our ears!

The town of Cowan is at the base of the mountain so when the trains leave here, they have to go either up or through the mountain we live on. We learned that they do both and that Cowan has the longest train tunnel in the world and that it has such a steep grade that pusher engines are required. We can't wait to go back and explore the museum in the Spring!The only problem is that now everytime we pass through Cowan on the way to the grocery store, (H) wants to get out and watch the trains. He cried today because he didn't get to see a train. It's so hard to be 2 and expect everything to happen the same way all the time! Here are some pictures (finally) of our adventure:

(H) liked these little cars the best, he was a little scared of getting up on the big train. I have no idea what they were used for , but they were just his size!

Exploring the Engine

Happy boy!

As you can see, our daredevil child had no problem climbing all over everything!


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