Trains! FUN FUN FUN! I know all about them because my Travel Group at Cat Scouts took a trip to the North Pole to help Santa out for the day and I transported us from the Cat Scouts jet to Santa’s Village via a train! However, this is definitely NOT what today’s blog post is all about. No sireeeee!
Sunday my Mom and Dad went “training” on a steam train excursion from Manassas, Virginia to Front Royal, Virginia and back. It was an amazing trip (so they say because I was home – alone!). I have some photos to share but I’m also going to give you the link to one of Mom’s best buddies, my girlcatfriend Sundae’s Mom, Miss Dianna – who has a blog where she’s talked about the adventure AND where there’s a short video of THE TRAIN my Mom and Dad, Miss Dianna and her husband, and another couple who are their good friends were on. In fact the video was taken the same day they all rode the train – nothing like the sound a steam train makes – the chug chug chug, the steam and smoke rising up – and that screaming whistle that goes right through you! CLICK HERE for Miss Dianna’s blog post from yesterday.
Here are a few more photos AND check out the guy with his pup in the old hot rod who was at the train station! Totally cool – AND the dog was harnessed in and had protective goggles on so he was safe as could be. He was really LOVING the ride and we all decided this definitely was not his first time to be out for a cruise with “Dad” !!
It was a four hour excursion and while this train no longer runs regularly – only on special occasions – as far as my Mom and Dad were concerned it was a special occasion because they had a ball, and were with friends……….what’s better than that?
If you’re curious and want to know more about this fabulous train, it’s housed in the Virginia Transportation Museum when it’s not chugging along the tracks………..here’s some info:
The Fabulous J611 Steam Train!
So when I say “TRAINING”……..it’s not Mom or Dad trying to get me to do tricks or behave any way other than I’ve been behaving for the last 16-1/2 years – nosireeeeee – by now I’m as “trained” as I will ever get…………….it’s TRAINING in the most fun way possible – riding the rails with friends.
See you tomorrow for cleaning day……….you know what a riot that can be!
Woo Woo Choo Choo!