Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ogden Train Museum

Freaking blogger kept flipping these pictures sideways and at the end of a day like today, I have no patience for this!

Today I took Taj to the train museum in Ogden. Brannon is out of town for the week and we were bored out of our gourds, so to the train museum we went! The first thing we had to do was spend nearly an hour in the 90 degree weather getting on and off every single train in the retired train yard. Then we had nice ol' 70+ year old Dave take us for a tour on the hospital car and mail car. I asked Dave if he worked for the railroad and he said "here and there," so I was relieved because then I thought we wouldn't have to have an hour long oration on the history of trains in the 90 degree weather, which felt more like 150 degrees inside those hot train cars. We did get about a 20 min. tour of JUST the medical car and I thought we were all going to die inside there and then I feared that maybe Dave was a little crazy and he would lock us in there and then we'd be dead for sure and nobody would find us until somebody actually requested a tour of the locked car, which nobody probably ever does except senior citizens and overzealous moms like myself and then I thought today was our lucky day because the museum was overflowing with senior citizens on their field trip out of the senior home and maybe we wouldn't die after all....um yeah, heat does that to me--makes me talk crazy talk! Ask anyone that knows me. I turn all Jekyll/Hyde in the heat. After we made it out alive from the tour, I kindly thanked Dave for the tour and he finished the tour off by doing a great big farmer's blow from his nose. I was just thankful we were not downwind. Ew. Gross. We toured the rest of the museum without incident and paid one more visit to the retired train yard, after which I had to drag Taj screaming and kicking to the car because those were "his twains" and by gosh there was no way he was going to part with them. The entire ride home all I heard was, "Tun awound, back up, my twain, I wide a twain, tun awound, etc." He is still talking about it. That boy loves anything with a motor. I'm sure we will be back soon to visit Dave and the trains!

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