Saturday, July 21, 2012

Trains and Grands Day

Fun day yesterday with Aidan, Paityn and Zoe. Ellen loves trains too, so of course she had a fun day too!

First stop: Stasburg Railroad -

We made it just in time for the 1:00 train.

The conductor asked Aidan what it said on his shirt...
so Aidan showed him.
It says Rad =)

We made it to Paradise....
now it's time for the engine to take us back to Strasburg.

Is someone getting tired already?

(and my camera battery died..thank God for my phone camera!)

Time for a snack and some looking.

They sat in an Amish buggy!
Aidan wanted to be sure it wouldn't go anywhere =)

Ahhh, wonderful!
Time to head to the next train stop.....

Next stop: Choo Choo Barn -

I loved this place as a kid.
We had been there with our older kids too.
Wasn't even sure it was still in business until a short time ago.

We loved this train place!!

Everybody from this area knows what that building represents...
Dutch Wonderland!
Aidan really wants to go there.
I told him maybe next year for Grands Day =)

Yep, they are just loving this!

Aidan and Ellen wanted to go through it again.
So Pop Pop went with them and
Nana stayed with Zoe and Paityn.
We visited the gift shop....

Zoe loved these!

Paityn looked at books.

And tried on hats.

We went outside to play on this little train.

After a looonnnngggg time,
Pop Pop, Aidan, and Ellen were finished!!

We found this train table near the Thomas Train shop.
They loved it!

They had fun on this little ride too!

Next stop: Chick-fil-a!!
We were HUNGRY!!

This quick food place is soooo family friendly. The management and staff set the tone and everyone follows. The kids are happy, the parents are happy, because.... you truly are treated like a guest! Talk about feeling valued!

Excited face =)

Paityn watching some kids play
while we eat.

Looks like Aidan ate his chicken nuggets....

It's time to play!

Then, time for ice cream

As we were getting ready to leave, I noticed my Aunt Alma and cousin Joanne come in.
How sweet to have a quick chat with them!

Sweet tired Zoe.

Paityn gave in to her tired eyes too.

But this young man declared
he was NOT tired!
He didn't sleep, not a wink =)

Memories made. I'd call that a successful day. 


Anonymous said...

Very cute pictures and oh, what a fun time for all! I can remember taking my sister's children to ride on the train at Stone Mountain (Georgia) when they were little. Wishing each of you a blessed Sunday. I'm praying for you.

Musicaljean said...

Awesome, CUTE pictures!!

We had such a fun day there a very long time ago. Makes me realize - that's something I never did with Destiny. I guess we were always going further away, like Sweden and Tampa and State College, with her.

Barb said...

What a fun day!! Those adorable kids are blessed to have such wonderful grandparents!

Joanne said...

always a fun place to take children and what a surprise to see you at chick fil-la that is a good place to eat. then today we saw Lois at K-Mart.


What a wonderful way to take a break from all that sorting. And those grandkids ... are so sweet.

Theresa said...

Looks like my kinda day:). What a wonderful collection of great pictures to add to your memory book!! We eat at chickfila often. It is a wonderful restaurant, always kind, great food. Loved sharing this trip with you. Have a blessed Sunday. Hugs

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Doris, brought back memories of our recent Strasburg RR train ride last week and back in May when we also visited the Choo Choo Barn with grandson Bobby. You're NEVER too old for those places...or young too.

Anonymous said...

Me again....Happy to hear that Ellen is enjoying camp; hope you'll share some of the fun pics with us.

I know you are looking forward to the family retreat also.

Annmarie Pipa said...

how fun! looks like a successful day!!