Free Train Ride, and I’m not even a Hobo!

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.

train ride one

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!

If there is a train, you can expect to find a little boy

If there is a train, you can expect to find a little boy

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!

there were these things also

there were these things also

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.

From inside the caboose, these were operated manually

From inside the caboose, these were operated manually

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.

from inside

from inside

a wonderful ride

a wonderful ride

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Bx75LWjHzE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8y61YdHlO0



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2 replies

  1. Good picture! Like Thomas hehehe….

  2. Yep, my hubby just hopped a train at the spur of the moment with another woman and left me behind!

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