Saturday, April 23

Chugga Chugga


The Thomas clan decided to take a trip on the Heart of Dixie Train Ride this morning. First we filled our tummies up with good ole Cracker Barrel, then it was off to Calera to ride the "choo-choo," as Leeland would say. 

This trip was going to be special, because little man can hunt easter eggs this year. I don't know who was more excited me, or Leeland!  I had never experienced living near tracks till I married my cowboy and settled in the South. So for Leeland being close to the tracks and seeing a train pass by the house everyday is awesome! Little man gets so ecstatic when the train comes close to our house. The sound of the whistle sends him running to the front door or climbing as fast as he can onto the couch to peep out the windows to catch a glimpse of the big hunk of metal barreling down the tracks. So for him, today was a big adventure. 

As we pulled up, he was already about to bust his buttons to jump out and run and climb on the grand box cars. 

I actually got him to pose for a few pictures ;o)

Picking up rocks is the best!

Nana and Paw Paw joined our outing. Thank goodness, because little man is all over the place. He was so full of energy. I wish I could bottle some of it up. Sure save a cup of coffee.

"All aboard the Cottontail Express" we could hear the Conductor making his call. We climbed aboard the "Cottontail Express," and headed down the tracks to an Easter egg hunt and fun...

moving along...

As the train can to a stop we were greeted by the Easter Bunny. We made our way down the trail to the egg hunt. 

Little man took off running. Of course he hadn't quite got the hang of picking up eggs and putting them in his little basket...but he still knew what to do. Out of all the children here this day, my child was the one that ran for the largest...yes rather entertaining to watch. The large eggs you see were placed as decorations along the sides of the contained hunt to keep wondering children from scampering off out of sight. Well, Lee Lee was of for the prize egg!

We had a blast...Leeland enjoyed every minute. Especially, the sandbox!

Before it was time to go, we visited the Easter Bunny for a quick hello!

Leeland had a little mixed emotions at first.

By the end of the trip little man was tuckered out! Passed out on our ride home. The sound and bump of the box car is rather soothing. This adventure has come to an end today for one sleepy little boy, check back for more adventures to come. 



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