Friday, May 16, 2008

Train Depot

I don't have pictures of this trip because I spent 90% of the time chasing Logan around. It would have been much better if I had been able to leave Logan at home.

The Snoqualmie School Train Depot is wonderful though! The people that worked there were amazing! There were four parts to the 2 hour long day. First, they talked about Train Communication. We got to watch as they demonstrated how they used to get messages to the conductors of the trains before there was such thing as telegraphs or telephones. It was fun to watch the kids as the lady and gentleman demonstrated the use of sticks with string and notes attached that the train conductor's of old would stick their arms through to get messages.

The rest of the day is somewhat of a blur. The kids and other families went to the Train Functions class, while I chassed Logan. The kids and other families went to the Trains History class, while I chased Logan. We nearly missed the actual train ride because Logan (and by now a couple other kids) were done with the day, and ready for lunch. The train ride was great! What a fun little ride. Not too long and not too short.

When we got back to the train station, we all sat down to have an honest to goodness lunch at last, and that was when Logan fell down three brick steps on one side of the gazebo we were eating at. Poor thing has such a smashed up face! He screamed nearly all the way home. I had carpooled with a friend too, and so she and her kids had to deal with him being hurt and upset. We got a small respite when we stopped for icecream, but after that he cried some more. Poor sweet baby!

He is doing better today, but I doubt I will drive very far with him for a field trip again. He is just too little.

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