One of my all time favorite gifts came in the early 1960's when, as a little boy, I received my first model train set. It was a Christmas gift from my Grandfather who was a train conductor and a model train builder.
With the gift came a card that simply read "now you have trains of your own." I cherished those trains, taking care of them and setting them around the Christmas tree every year. As time went on I would add new pieces to my train set. It now resides in my garage, taking up the entire room. My grandson and I play with it every time he visits.
My model train set in my garage.
Outdoor railway traveling through my garden.
“One of my all time favorite gifts came in the early 1960's”
Scale Model Train Show has rare and collectable models.
Steam train I bought for my grandson.
I enjoy going to model train shows to get pieces to add to my collection.
My twins are 10 and they secretly still love Thomas the Train. This was Cooper's bed (age 5). Joey had a Batman bedspread, but was also obsessed. It's almost as if it's a comfort thing; they get home and before any homework, they ask to watch an episode. I think it's sweet.
Oh my gosh! This was a brilliant idea! Take the train to the Santa Barbara station instead of driving in. It saved on time! And I got to sit back and relax instead of get angry driving in traffic. Perfect.
Traveling is a wonderful experience, whether with friends or by your lonesome. Many places with breathtaking marvels have a lot of undesirable elements in between said marvels. Enter trains. Like a hotel on wheels, trains are a life saver.
I need to go a on a vacay, y'all. So, I've been looking up cheap train tickets. I've never taken a train trip. So, if anyone has any input, comment on this, please. I'm in the Midwest, so I'm thinking east coast?