Sunday, July 29, 2012

Washington - Day Out With Thomas!

Preston still really loves Thomas the train so I had checked earlier in the year to see if the "real" Thomas would be coming to Houston anytime soon. I knew he would love it but unfortunately Thomas was not coming our way. As we began to plan this mega road trip I decided to see if he would be near any of our destinations and it just so happened he was coming to Snoqualmie, WA the exact weekend we were planning to be in Seattle. We bought our tickets and were all excited to go. .. maybe me the most :-). As the trip got closer and we would tell the kids about it Preston was most excited to play his "little I-Pad" (a fisher price hand held game which was only for the RV) and to ride on Thomas. As soon as we left Glacier he asked constantly if we were going to Thomas.
We were up and ready early Friday morning (the 20th) to head over to the railway museum where Thomas would be giving us our ride. I bought tickets for the first train of the day and they didn't open the gates until nearly an hour after we arrived (I do like to be early, but I admit it was a little much). While we waited, the kids danced around the gazebo and we kept our fingers crossed that the rain would hold off.
We waited in line, got our tickets, waited in line again and boarded Thomas...not more than sprinkles. We took our ride...not more than sprinkles. Then we got off the train and it slowly started raining harder and harder. And then it poured the rest of the time we were there. All of the native Washington folks were prepared with their North Face jackets and umbrellas, wearing their jeans and their boots. And then there was us...in our shorts and cute shoes, with sweaters to keep us warm :-). (in my defense it warm, sunny and beautiful the day before) Needless to say, they didn't do much to help us in the rain and mud.
We still managed to make it to all the booths and have fun although we definitely would have taken our time and stayed longer had the weather been different. The train ride itself was short and sweet and it took us right over to the falls. Preston had a blast and loved playing with all the train tables they had set up. We should be home today sometime (hopefully) and I know he is so ready to see his own again.
(after the first initial picutres, I handed the camera off to Mike for the day)
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we were walking down to our train car...right behind Thomas :-)
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The line to take a picture next to Thomas was long and had it not been raining, we probably would have waited...but it was raining, so this is the best we got :-)
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1 comment:

Katie Bradley said...

I'm not even going to admit how many times my boys scrolled through this post today. Sooooooo many times.