Monday, September 21, 2009

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This Sunday my wish has finally come true. I wanted to go on this train ride for a while, but I am glad that we first tried out steam engine travel on another railroad – Niles Canyon a few months ago. Anna was terrified then, but she had some time to digest the experience, and she did much better this time. She still didn’t like the steam whistle at first, but then got used to it and enjoyed the scenic ride. And, believe me, the ride is truly scenic. This narrow gauge railroad goes up the Santa Cruz mountains and travels through the ancient redwood groves. We have seen the trees that were more than a thousand years old. The weather couldn’t Sep20_Redwoods_SM be better – a very warm fall day and just a little mist on the ground. I like this picture that my husband took – the light was filtering through the steam and mist creating beautiful effects. We had a short stop up on the mountain, and Anna had a chance to take a closer look at those giant trees. She was more interested in the train though – she couldn’t wait to get back on board. I think we might make this train ride a yearly event, since it’s only about 45 minutes drive from where we live.

6 comments:

Felicia said...

What fun!

whisperingwhispers said...

That looks like it was so much fun! I love the big Redwoods there in California!

Adriana said...

How fun! D would love something like that.

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

The picture of the trees and the light is really beautiful! Matthew would love this. He wants to go on a train ride so badly. I'm glad you were all able to enjoy this one!

Ticia said...

I love that. We want to go on a train ride as well with our kiddos.

Lovingmama said...

Love this field trip! Looks like so much fun! I shared a link to this post on our blog today!!! http://theeducatorsspinonit.blogspot.com/2011/12/afterschool-express-field-trips.html