Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Bunny Train

Yesterday may have been the best day of my son's life.  You see, J has an obsession with trains.  We have so many train books, train toys, train pajamas, train ... everything currently cluttering up our home that it is difficult to believe so many varied train THINGS even exist.  Furthermore, we cannot go anywhere in the world without noticing that hey--over there are some train tracks!  Wow--look at that train!  Hear the train sound!  Trains--totally exciting.

We often walk to a small park near our house and along the back of the park runs an old train track.  I found out, through googling, that the track is used only by a small, historic rail company operating out of Walkersville, MD called Walkersville Southern Railroad and Museum.  They run mostly day train excursions on weekends in spring, summer, and fall with occasional dinner trains and events.  One of their more popular events is the Easter Bunny Train.

We rode the train yesterday with the Easter Bunny.  He gave J a little bunny toy.  Then, we went to the little museum and had juice and cookies.  It was a lovely afternoon and a beautiful trip.  It ran through the back of some neighborhoods, through the two parks near the center of Walkersville, past the high school where a baseball game was happening, and through several farms--mostly dairy I'd guess from the presence of the cows.  The best part was the little bridge over the Monocacy River.  Spectacular views--I wish I had brought my camera.  Min Gi remembered his on his phone, so we got a few shots, but not the ones I would have taken.

J has not stopped talking about it since then.  And probably won't for awhile.  I love how easy it is to make his day these days.  I am very excited for this summer and the toddler adventures to come.

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