Sunday, September 25, 2011

Day Out With Thomas at the NC Transportation Museum


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We had a great day at the NC Transportation Museum yesterday for Day Out With Thomas (the Tank Engine).  It seemed like a large area of rain sat all day just east of where we were in Spencer, NC north of Charlotte.  We drove through it on the way, and we drove through it on the way back, but at the event, we were dry:-)

Here he is. You know the guy that drives the kids crazy.  If you have boys (or even train enthusiastic girls), I bet you know one of the Thomas theme songs.  "They're two they're four they're six they're eight shunting trucks and hauling freight red and green and brown and blue they're the really useful crew..."


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Madi and Joey each had shirts on that were bought on previous trips, although this was Madi's first DOWT and trip to the NC Transportation Museum.  They enjoyed taking pics with engines similar to the ones on their shirts.


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The 6133 was actually the back engine for Thomas yesterday. The train crew made a big deal out of Joey's shirt when he went to board.

Of all the kids, Johnny is the one that has always loved trains the most and continues to enjoy Thomas the most.  It was good to see the smile on his face yesterday as he enjoyed the trains...  Here's a shot of him in the caboose in the Robert Julian Roundhouse that the kids always enjoy playing in.  We just about had to pull them out of there!


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Donnie went with us and got his first real introduction to Thomas.  I should have gotten a picture of him by himself with Thomas:-)  I like this picture of him and Madi on our 2:15PM train ride:


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Donnie took lots of videos throughout the day focusing on the model train layouts.  You can see them here.

Tomorrow I'm going to focus on some monochrome images.  I've started tonemapping and converting but need more time to really figure out which one to feature and which ones to use as back-up.

2 comments:

Major Mom said...

FUN! This year we didn't do a "formal" Thomas event, but we saw him in PA in June. We did recently find our nearest Thomas event about 3 1/2 hours from here, just below Birmingham, AL at the Heart of Dixie RR Museum: https://www.hodrrm.org/

I think there might be one closer, I have to think creatively about how close/far locations are from us. We're only 4 hours from New Orleans!

Major Mom said...

Well aren't I a heel? There's a Thomas event every April just east of Mobile. That's about 75 minutes from here :-). It's actually at an RV park that has some track nearby....gotta love the deep south! http://www.waleswest.com/