The wool arts tour is always a lot of fun, this year my friend Mary Alice brought along her husband Jonas this. He was a very good sport, but it wasn’t until we were at one stop that he really perked up.
There was a train. At first we couldn’t figure out why a train was just stopped at the farm. We thought perhaps there was a tree down on the tracks. We learned though that the people that own the train, really a switcher car and caboose, were friends with the owners of the farm and agreed to bring the train for FREE RIDES!
The problem was Natalie and Mary Alice were still looking at yarn and alpacas, Jonas and I had to go on the train right away for the last ride of the day. We tried calling on our cell phones only to find the reception was pretty poor, New Hampshire has mountains which means bad cell phone reception. We finally just hopped on the train, figuring they wouldn’t leave without us!
We didn’t expect the ride to be quite as long as it was, but it was a beautiful day and still enough trees had leaves that it was a truly magical ride. When we returned Natalie and Mary Alice laughed, having missed us but also noticed the train was missing.
I of course love trains, but not nearly so much as my husband loves trains. When I called him up to tell him I had just been on a train ride, he imagined a small toy engine that went around in a circle. He was so sad when I showed him video of the real switcher and caboose I had enjoyed.
- life is like a train ride (therealskinnybee.wordpress.com)
- All Aboard! 10 Train Rides to Hop On Now (redtri.com)
- Train Ride to Nanyang (joebehrendt.wordpress.com)