Last Sunday, my parents took us to Shady Dell Pacific Molalla Train Park. This is a little boy's paradise!! There are several small scale trains that each pull several "box cars" that you can ride. There is not a set admission fee...only donation boxes, so it didn't break the bank to have to drive there and then pay for a hefty admission. My parents took my brother and I there when we were kids, so it was really neat that it was still open and we could now take our kids, too! There was a picnic area when you first enter the property with shade trees and picnic benches, so we had a nice lunch before we got in line to ride...this turned out to be a bad mistake since the trains run right around the picnic area, so Malachi refused to eat lunch and just wanted to ride (mental note for next time...eat before we get there!). There were several groups having little boy birthday parties when we were there...what a great idea! I will have to keep that in mind for next year! :) I kept asking Sapphira if she wanted to ride those trains and she said that she did, but when we got on the train, she flipped out and ended up staying with the stroller with GaGa. Every time we rode by, she noticed us and fussed for Daddy or Mommy to hold her...poor girl was tired and hot! :( After two turns on the train, my mom, Sapphira and I headed back to the picnic area and found some shade and grass to play in while the boys took one more ride on the trains.
Watching the trains go by while trying to eat.
Sapphira and Daddy...still a happy girl!
Last ride of the day! He was trying to wave and blow at the same time and it just ended up being a fist in the air...whatever works I guess! :)