Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thomas the Tank Engine In Golden, CO (Part II)

            Saturday we had an exciting time @ A Day Out With Thomas @ the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, CO!!!! (Okay, we had an exciting time after we actually *got there*-we live 3 hours away and were running waaaaaaay late). The last time the kids & I were on a train was two Novembers ago in Strausburg, PA (Malachi was there....you just couldn't see him yet).  They haven't been on one since because 1.it's too expensive 2.we live too far way (Golden is over 3hrs!). This may have been hubby's first train ride *ever* and it was nice & simple. The engine didn't go as fast as the one in Strausburg, but we didn't go for the Thomas days, either.
           We arrived just in time to board (our tickets were for the final boarding time) so we didn't get much time to look around before hand, but there were all kinds of activities and things for the kids to see afterwards, including a petting zoo! I think entrance into the museum (and yard) is free on the  Day Out With Thomas days because we only needed tickets for the train.

   When we boarded (the Thomas engine pulled open cars), there was lively music from Thomas & friends, and the conductor really played up the Thomas act!


                                                       
  the boys watching things go by....


                                  I thought this one turned out pretty cool....


                                   Josiah loves trains!!!



A Water Tower!


Amber had fun too!

            The kids really enjoyed riding the train (it went around the museum track 3xs). Afterwards, we wandered around checking out which events were still open. Sadly, we missed seeing Sir Topham Hat because we were too late, but we were able to watch a Thomas the Train miniature set go around tracks and small set-up of Sodor. 


watching Thomas & his friends on a miniature track...


Malachi pointing....


pointing to more stuff....


 SO much fun!!!!

                   The petting zoo was still open, so the kids & hubby went inside....

There was a small petting zoo.....



 I took pics from outside while waiting for something epic to happen...





             We let the kids play in a tent that had sooooooo many Thomas & Friends train tables!!! There were wooden track sets, lego ones, and even more set up on tables!!! Afterwards, we checked out the other trains & track at the museum, including the roundhouse with a working turn table!!!!



 Josiah knocking on the roundhouse door

working turn-table



JR says this is a car made into a train...




taking a short-cut under the barriers....


               Later, we headed home.....we had so much fun on our Day Out With Thomas that we can't wait to do this again next year!!!!

*Disclaimer: I was given free tickets for our family to attend this event on Saturday. All opinions are my own. I am receiving no other compensation.
         

2 comments:

  1. That sounds so fun! Wait, am i allowed to say that? After all Thomas is a kid thing ;)

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  2. Hubby & the kids loved it, lol ;) I liked watching how excited they were...

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