Train Show 2014

Every year, the model train show comes to our local mall. I’ve been going since I was a little kid and I was thrilled when Mason showed interest in trains, if only because I wanted to pass on my childhood tradition. This is the third year we’ve went together and I was really sad when he was less than enthused about going this year. Then I got to thinking and he seems to be… over trains. He very rarely plays with his toy trains (Thomas and Friends just went to the basement), he never watches train shows any more, and he isn’t even impressed to hear the train whistle blow at night anymore. Not wanting to see the model trains seemed to be the final blow and this this momma was a little bummed.

We decided to go anyway since there isn’t much else to do when it’s -20º out and when we got to the train show and he LIT UP. He was absolutely thrilled and had a wonderful time. It was so much fun. Whew.

For the first 1/2 a lap, he rode on Daddy’s shoulders, “oohing” and “ahhing” and telling us where to go and what to stop and look at. trainshow1

His favorite displays were of course, all construction/logging related.

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This has been my favorite display since I was a litle girl. I remember I use to be just MESMERIZED by the tiny intricate rides as a kid.

After a while, we got to the shorter displays and he was able to get down off SuperDad’s shoulders and still be able to see the trains.
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His absolute FAVORITE part of the train show…


Do you see what it is? A John Deere train hauling John Deere tractors and implements. Mason’s favorite train? Go figure!

The squealing and cries of “AWESOME!” seemed to be well appreciated by the display operators and other train enthusiasts. So cute LOL

Desite his dragging his heels about now wanting to go, I’m SO glad we did.

2 thoughts on “Train Show 2014

  1. Sarah

    Cole never wants to go ANYWHERE lately, but then when we get there he has fun. It’s so annoying trying to get him out of the house, though!

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