Today was the day. The boy has been talking about “Riding the Train in Colorado” at the Georgetown Loop. He was doing research of sorts by watching Thomas, Polar Express, and any other train movie/show he can non-stop. To say that he was a ball of excited energy was an understatement!
They do a “Train Robbery” on the way down the hill which was interesting with the kids. Thankfully my son handled it well. My daughter decided that she didn’t want to hand over the money and promptly hid it under her dress when the robbers came through! She also had the gall to check to make sure the coin they gave her was real as she took it and tried to bend it in her mouth like they do in the old westerns:
Riding back up the hill ticked off a thing on my bucket list. I’ve always wanted to ride a steam train running full bore (preferably at speed). While this one wasn’t moving that quick, it was definitely working heading up hill with more cars than normal and a full load. It was pretty cool to hear it chugging as hard as it was: