Monday, July 03, 2017

Riding the Rails

As you can tell it looks like our internet issues have been resolved. It involved a visit from a tech, a visit to the service center and in the end a change of providers. The good news is that we are back in business!

Saturday, July 1st Megan celebrated her 11th birthday. We have tried hard to raise her to experience life and enjoy the simple pleasures instead of having a desire for material possessions. When we asked what her birthday wish was she said to take a train ride. I made arrangements for us to ride the rails!
We arrived at the station to get our tickets. 
There was time to kill so we went to check out the cute little town. 
They happened to be having their farmers market so we browsed, listed to music and enjoyed the sights. We were able to enjoy all of this with Grandma and Grandpa. (Chuck's mom and step dad.)
Here it comes!
There was an opportunity to visit the engine.
All aboard! We are excited to begin our trip in a restored 1923 rail car. 
We had great scenery along the way. The Whitewater River ran beside the tracks. 
Along the way we saw wooded areas, 
old farm houses
passed country roads, 
and saw field after field of corn. 
Megan thoroughly enjoyed pointing out the sights to us. She even saw her first bald eagle! Sadly I missed it. 
We had a really run conductor. He had the passengers sing Happy Birthday to Megan. She was less then thrilled to have the spotlight on herself. 
We arrived at our destination and had a couple of hours to explore. 
We were able to explore the canal lock, 
see the old grist mill. 
There were cute shops to visit and in no time it was time to head back. 
The ride back took about a hour and fifteen minutes. It was nice to rest and enjoy the view and breeze after exploring town. 
Good bye until next time! 

Happy Birthday, Megan! It's my pleasure to watch you grow into a beautiful young lady. 

May your day be filled with joy in the journey!


  1. Glad you are back in business with your internet! I'm glad Megan had a fun birthday. We love Metamora and need to do the train ride. Looks like so much fun!

  2. Happy Birthday Megan. 11 is just about the perfect age. Thank you for the train ride tour this morning, Wendi. Your photos are really good. I enlarged the farm house photo and wonder if a family is living in it now. It's mowed around so I'm hoping it's still in use.

  3. I am glad you are back. The train ride looks like a lot of fun. Something we would so enjoy doing. Happy birthday Megan.

  4. I wanted to let you know I am back to making blog posts. Come visit me whenever you have time. However, you cannot click on the link above my comment. For some reason, it does not take you to my blog. It is the same address though as always.

  5. Happy Belated Birthday Megan, what a wonderful birthday you had. Thank you for sharing your day with us.


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