Thursday, September 9, 2010

the choo choo barn

Today was officially TRAIN DAY! We could not pack another train thing into today if we tried!

In the morning we headed to the Choo Choo Barn in Strasburg. What an amazing layout! No detail is spared - there is even a three headed troll under the bridge! Really terrific - we toured it for about an hour and a half.

Then we picnic'd in the parking lot - there were lots of tables there and even a great place to get some delicious soup to add to our sandwiches.

A quick 1/4 mile down the block, we boarded the Strasburg RailRoad for a 45 min excursion thru Amish country. The scenery was beautiful and the ride was relaxing.

The train returned to the station which was across the street from the Pennsylvania Train Museum. Big trains, little trains, toy trains - you name it - its all there! A great display and a really terrific hands on area for the kids.

We got back in the truck and drove another 1/4 mile to the Red Caboose Motel and Restaurant. Here - we ate in a dining car, toured the sleeping cabooses, fed some goats and sheep and climbed to the top of an old silo!

What a day! I am trained out - but the kids loved every minute of it!

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