Tuesday, October 18, 2011

This little engine could.


I hope you've been reading about the train trip we took with my parents to see the fall foliage in Elkins, WV.  If you missed it, check my last two posts.
http://grammygoodwill.blogspot.com/2011/10/fall-foliage-on-tracks.html
http://grammygoodwill.blogspot.com/2011/10/what-we-saw.html

This sign was in the gift shop as we were leaving and I thought it summed up our trip very well.


Here is the special twist I mentioned:

I took this picture from inside the train as our locomotive was coming around us. Yes, the locomotive was coming around its train. If I had known this was going to happen, I would have taken a picture of the locomotives before we got on the train. What you are seeing here is one of the two locomotives that pulled our train. In order to get to the falls, this one had to come around on the side tracks so it could push our train to the top. It made me remember that great childhood refrain from the book: I think I can, I think I can, I think I can....Pretty interesting, huh?


I'd like to end this post with a happy picture. These curtains were in the diner car. Aren't they the cutest faces you've ever seen?

Recap: We left our house at 5:00 a.m., spent 9 hours on a bus, 4 hours on a train, and got home about 8:30 p.m. My parents had to drive another 45 minutes, getting home about 10 p.m.

Memories: Somewhat priceless



Hubby and I left the next morning for Myrtle Beach and a much-needed vacation.


More pictures will follow.

5 comments:

Paula said...

Going on a train ride sounds like so much fun. I'll bet that all of you were exhausted at the end of this long day. Did you ride on the Cass?

mtashie said...

I would love to do a train ride one day! So happy you and your folks got to spend this time together!!

Tammy @ The Stitching Coop said...
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Tammy @ The Stitching Coop said...

I love Myrtle Beach!! Have fun there for me too!

I love the sign. I would put it at the entrance to the sliding where the dogs go out in the morning. It's 90 mph without their feet ever hitting the floor.

Hugs
tammy

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Thisisme. said...

That train ride sounds wonderful, and I envy you. How lovely to get to Myrtle Beach for your vacation. I've heard all about that from Bouncin'Barb, one of my followers, who lives very near there, and she always posts some great photos.