We started the day with a ride on the train!
I've read so many books set during the time of the railroad growing that I could not help but be reminded. All those who traveled far from home just to find work helping to lay the railroad. All the timbers put in, the spikes driven in, the rails laid. It blows my mind - and makes me kind of sorry that the railroad doesn't mean nearly as much to us today.
Our children had never really ridden a train before (just those little ones at an amusement park or zoo) so this was a fun treat for them!
I think this was my favorite train ride!