Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tweetsie Railroad

Wes had the day off from work yesterday. I thought it would be our average day at home...him working on office work, me cooking, doing laundry, squeezing in some sewing, the kids doing whatever. Our oldest two still at home had planned a hiking day with two friends starting at 8 AM, so they wouldn't be home until they needed to go to work later in the afternoon.

Out of the blue, my husband suggested we go to Tweetsie Railroad. He suggested it Sunday night, but I didn't actually think it would happen. We are not a fun, spontaneous couple. I thought it was just a random, wild, fleeting thought. At seven the next morning, we were off!!

Here is a chronological pictorial layout of the day...

One of the first things we did after taking a few pictures was ride on the train. It was coal-run...and the cinders did fly. Susanna took this of us...she is great at self-portraits.

I wanted to try the self-portrait challenge, so here is a pic of me and hubby that *I* took. Need more practice.
Isaac (Sheriff Isaac, I mean) threw us all in the Tweetsie Jail. Fortunately there was no lock on the door.
There were lots of places for great pictures if you were patient enough for the other park-goers to get out of the way!
There was a small but interesting petting zoo. Do you emu? Rachel does!! Check out the TOES on that bird!!
Here are Isaac and Benjamin with a completely cute baby goat that was outside the pens.

All four of the kids on a hay wagon. I found it amusing that several ladies stopped me and commented on our big family. I usually quipped, "You don't know the half of it" then explained that this was only half of our children.

Wes and I at our summer home, LOL!

There was a handful of rides, but we enjoyed them to the max...well, all except my dear, sweet, hubby. I have known him over 25 years, but never knew he cannot stomach (literally), the spinning, plummeting, gut-wrenching rides. Live and learn!

Susanna and Rachel on the Tweetsie Twister...love their expressions!! When I rode on this with Isaac, I could. not. stop. laughing. And I do mean hilariously laughing. Got off with tears streaming down my face. Still can't explain it, and am somewhat troubled about it.

Rachel and Wes on the Ferris Wheel.

In summary, here are two pics that tell about our energy and enthusiasm level. Beginning of the day...

End of the day.....................

Thanks to my husband for planning a most fun excellent day!



julieQ said...

Looks like a wonderful day! Everyone looks ready for a rest...zzzzz

Teresa said...

I did not even know Tweetsie Railroad was still in business. We used to go there when I was a child and I have pictures of me with Fred Kirby - remember him? I was around 10 in the picture. Then my husband and I went back in 1985 when I was expecting my youngest child, and Fred was still there - got another picture with him. He is long gone now...but those happy memories (and pictures) live on.