Elizabeth is 21 months, and I thought the train wouldn’t be so cool. Turns out, she’s a little train engineer in training now! She loved it.
There were just so many cute pictures that I thought the vlog didn’t cut it! So, if you will humor me with a whole lot of pictures, here’s our day of family fun.
If you’re in the Raleigh/Durham area, the New Hope Valley Railroad is only about 40 minutes from us in Durham (and probably just about the same from Raleigh) so it was an easy activity to do. The train ride itself was an hour. The views were mostly of woods and a few houses, which suited us just fine. They have a steam engine as well as a diesel engine. We chose to do the steam!
We got there super early ahead of our departure time. Thankfully, they had a cute model railroad right at the entrance that kept Elizabeth enthralled for about 20 minutes.
Once on the train we had lots of fun looking out of the window, eating snacks, and enjoying the breezes!
Halfway through the journey, the steam engine uncoupled (technical term. Look out!) and headed to the back of the passenger cars to take us back to the station. It was fun to watch it whizz by and shoot a lot of steam at us.
Hopefully you have something similar in your area, OR if you’re in the Raleigh/Durham area, check this out! Tons of fun.
What family fun activity have you done recently? We had such a fun time with this that we need to add a few more ideas to our bucket list!
I was not compensated or sponsored in any way for this post. It was just such fun, and I selfishly wanted to share pictures with you.