Friday, June 21, 2013

New Hill Valley Railway

I took the kids to the New Hill Valley Railway to ride the train with our friends.  It is only about 15 minutes from our house, and the country is absolutely gorgeous out there.  The train ride is on a full size train, so that was an extra special treat for Miles, who is in love with all things mechanical.

After we purchased our tickets, the kids really enjoyed climbing around on the full size railway cars.  They especially liked climbing up in the caboose to look out the high windows.

After exploring a bit, we got onto our train for the 10 o'clock departure.  The train car was an open air car, and the weather was just perfect - warm and breezy and fresh.

The ride was about 20 minutes out and then 20 minutes back.  All along the way, the engineer (or "little man" as Vivienne calls him) told us all about the railway and the train cars.  Unfortunately, I couldn't listen very well because I was baby-wrangling, as I am so often doing these days.  The kids really enjoyed the trip.  I brought along some fruit for the kids to snack on during the trip.  We soaked in the North Carolina summer with watermelon juice dripping down to our elbows - just the way it should be enjoyed.  It also made for some fun outtakes.

What a fun morning!  A huge thanks to Julia and Quinn for inviting us to spend the morning with them!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's so cool that you have a real train like this nearby. If we still lived in NC, my kids would be at the perfect age for it too. We just rode Thomas the Train last weekend and it was a hit.