Monday, August 8, 2011
In which we finallly get on a train and travel through prairie and mountains.
At 2:21am our train finally arrived in Creston, IA (we were supposed to board @ 8:41pm). So we quickly woke up the kids and helped them put on their backpacks and carry all of our luggage onto the train. We were spread out all over the train, trying not to disturb people too much in the middle of the night, as we found seats, got settled in and went back to sleep. (This time, thankfully, I was seated next to a young boy with a handheld gaming device that he was still playing at 2:21am, not a creepy man.)
After catching some sleep we had bagels w/ cream cheese for breakfast then set about enjoying our train ride.
|Hannah was a quick learner of the game of cribbage and beat Grandpa on her first try.|
|Fun cousin time on the train playing with stuffed animals.|
We crossed prairies.
|Saw a crop duster plane|
We rode through beautiful canyons with tons of tunnels and the 6.2 mile Moffat Tunnel.
|The first tunnel|
|Approaching another tunnel|
|Snow capped mountains in August :)|