Hope everyone had a lovely weekend.
Today I am going to show you some of our favorite train experiences.
Casey Jones home and caboose motel.
Second time we traveled to Arkansas, I made sure we were able to spend the night
in this caboose. My special surprise for hubby!
All the comforts of home in a caboose.
Hubby loved this, but then so did I.
In Sedona, Arizona we rented the entire caboose to take the awesome train ride.
For three hours we had this caboose, fantastic seating and luxurious food
plus our very own tour guide.
(this was supposed to be our last trip as I thought I was going to retire, but
then the economy turned, so I kept working another 4 years)
Tried to purchase this pillow, but it went with the caboose.
This trip was definitely escaping the ordinary for us.
The entire Sedona trip was "way cool".
Part of our two month retirement trip in 2010
The train was not full so we could change seats so we both had window views.
We rode on the green car shown.
This was one of my favorite trips in the White Mts. of New Hampshire
From Conway, NH
We ordered box lunches and had lunch near the river and a beautiful Victorian station
in the White Mts.
In front of the North Conway station before the train left.
(so sorry, cannot locate the picture of the Victorian Station we had lunch at that day)
We arrived at the Toy Train Museum 30 minutes after it closed for the day!
This was in Strasburg, PA.
Notice, the top of the sign showing the "Red Caboose Motel"
There had just had a cancellation, so surprise!
We were able to stay in this caboose in PA.
This was our first time staying in a caboose.
Then we found the one in Jackson, TN on another trip.
We also have done trains in VT, NC, upstate NY, some more than once,
and lots and lots of model railroad museums.
Two that come to mind right away are in Foley, AL and Bryson City, NC.
I will share these at a later date.
Also more train trips, one we shared with my Aunt Marion and cousin Pam
in 2008. Beautiful Fall trip in the Adirondacks I so miss.
Hope you like our passion for trains as much as we enjoy showing you.
Please join me on Wednesday as I celebrate a dear friend's birthday, as well as my
Aunt Marcia's, both on March 23.
Also memories of my mother as she passed away on March 23, 3 years ago.
Friday, I have another lovely "quiet inspirations" post.
Short and sweet to head into your weekend.
Heading out to Lakeland tomorrow, hopefully to see our grandson Georgie
play ball tomorrow evening and then again on the weekend to
see our little "slugger" granddaughter play.
Thursday we have the boys after school since "mom" is on a business trip.
So it will be another busy week.
But I have all the weeks posts already done, ready to post automatically!
I will be around to visit each of you on Tuesday!