Monday, June 9, 2008

Great Train Adventure

We took a trip up to Wisconsin while my mom was in town to go on a train ride with all of the kids. Of course Calvin was completely in his element. He brought best bud Hobbes along for the ride and was so excited to be able to go on a train!!! The trip was about 7 miles down the St Croix River and then back the same way.

After our ride, the conductor let the kids climb up on the train.

Peeking out the windows with a nervous Bryan close by.
After traveling 7 miles, we stopped for the engine to be taken to the back of the train. Here it is backing up to be latched into the train.
Here is Calvin watching this happen with rapt attention. I did not think it would actually crash into the train, but it did! I was about knocked off my feet as I was not watching at this point!

The mail area inside the train.
All of the kids had a great time, but Calvin most of all. He is still talking about the "green train" and wants to ride it again!


  1. That is so cool! How far is it from where you live?

    I heard from others that the book Wicked was much different than the musical, and it certainly was weird in parts, but I'm glad I read it. I definitely agree with you, I'm not about to read any of his other books anytime soon.

  2. looks like a lot of fun. my little guy would love a train ride too. we've done a couple, but not any since he was born. we'll need to remedy this.