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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Monday, June 22, 2009

All Aboard!

We woke up early Saturday morning to start Father's Day weekend off with a Chugga Chugga Toot! Toot! All Aboard!

The girls did a wonderful job keeping it a secret and it was so fun surprising Daddy with a train trip!:) He just couldn't figure out why we had to get up SO early on a Saturday...
These is first class, where we sat...

There was lots of this on the trip down...

And some of this on the return trip.:)

The train dropped us off for a few hours in the sweetest little town. There were lots of antiques and the nicest people! I thought this bird cage was precious...

Look at the ruffle on this quilt...

This little vignette was so quaint that I had to get a picture...

Yep, there was a fabric shop!

The girls loved the honey shop! The gentleman had everything you needed to start your own bee hives plus preserves, lotion and, of course, honey!

Here's a picture outside the little store. Even with the bee shortage, the owner told us that he has never had so many bees. His business is booming and we could not have been happier for him. He was the nicest man...

Loved the display of indian arrow heads...

Each store window was so lovingly put together...

We spent some time in an old bookstore, too. It even had it's own resident kitty.:)

I loved the old buildings...

The train trip was so much fun. The girls played Pokemon and the Polly Pocket card (thanks Grandma and Ba!) game. Jeff and I even got in on the action! I made a few phone calls (Amy, Angi, Heather, Mom!) and even got to read awhile...

Jeff and Katie played the Tank game, too.:)

This gentleman kept us entertained and nourished through out the trip. He sang old Irish songs, told jokes, gave history lessons, played the harmonica, juggled, etc... He was so charming! At one point we entered a tunnel and he turned out all the lights (for the full effect). I was a bit anxious about this, but as we first entered the tunnel he said, "If anyone is not having fun, please raise your hand." I just had to laugh! It was DARK!


Before we knew it we were back home. What an adventure!


22 comments:

Sherri said...

It seems like you all had a really nice time! I have always wanted to take a train ride somewhere fun! There is a train from Silverton, CO and it goes to several towns-I'd love to do that!

Polka Dot Moon said...

What a wonderful surprise for your hubby! Looks like everyone had a fabulous time!

Durango-Silverton has a fabulous train ride that we've done a couple of times. What a way to travel :)

I love those kind of trips and the memories you've made are the best treasure!!!

the ungourmet said...

What a terrific Father's Day! It looks like such a charming trip. I love the Honey Man!

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

What a cool day! I bet your hubby loved the time with his lovely ladies!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lori
This looks like the perfect Father's Day treat. What an amazing experience for you all. I loved seeing the inside of the train and the entertainer too. The shops you got to visit looked lovely. The quilt was beautiful and the old book shop very interesting. I often lose Tim and Jessica in shops like that. I laughed at the picture of Jeff asleep on the train, that is so Tim too!
Lindsay
x

Kim's Treasures said...

How fun!!! What a great looking day!!! :-)

April said...

What a fun way to celebrate Father's Day! We took a train ride in North Carolina once and had the best time! Your girls are adorable!

SmallWorld at Home said...

How incredibly much fun was that? What a great Father's Day gift!

Darlene said...

WOW what a FUN trip!!! It looks like the town you went to was really neat also. I always LOVE shops that have a resident kitty or pooch!

Brenda Leyland said...

My hubby and I took our first train ride to the mountains earlier this spring -- and we loved it!

So glad you enjoyed your Father's Day exursion. Thanks for sharing photos!

Tristan said...

FUN!!!!!!

Oh...and you should finally be getting a package this week..lol!

Yarni Gras! said...

what a terrific day!

Amy said...

What a wonderful Father's Day present! Oh, how my hubby would have loved that--along with his train loving kids!

Artfulife said...

So glad you guys had such a lovely time. Happy fathers day to your sweetheart.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What a great time you had. Thanks for taking us along on the tour. The Bee shop looked fascinating and your girls are just darling. : )

fairychildheirlooms said...

how fun! those pictures are great! taking a train ride is on my list of things to do someday.
:) Missy

jennykate77 said...

What a fun FUN fun idea!!! Looks like dad and the whole family had a great time. I know my lil guy (and big guy) would LOVE that! We've talked about taking a train ride...I think I'm going to have to put that on our summer to-do list. :)

Hope you're having a great week!

mysteryhistorymom said...

i love it

funky bag freak said...

What fun! You called me??? Hmm, well you'll be hearing from me today!

Hugs
Angi

aforestfrolic said...

What a lovely time it seems you and the fam had Lori! The shopping looks devine!

Jamie :)

Ruth said...

It sounds like a really wonderful time. What lovely pictures. So great to hear about the abundance of bees.

I would love a train ride like that.

Ruth

A said...

Oh my gosh, how adorable! That train is exquisite - I didn't think any existed like that anymore. Can you imagine hosting a murder mystery on one of those?? And the town is so charming - where is it? Good choice, Lor.