Since it took almost an hour to load these few pictures and everyone is up I will make this quick.
Waiting for the train to leave the station
The billowing smoke was unreal...at times it even rained soot down on us and speckled Ava's blond hair with little black dots.
The beautiful views
Looking at the smoke
Then pushing us
Leaving a long train of black smoke
Stopped at whittaker station for lunch our century plus old train waits for us to reboard
Insisting she does it by herself
The whistle blew again and she got excited to go back down the mountain
The suns rays exposed threw the smoke
We sat back and enjoyed our trip back to Cass station
As we were pulling back in the station Ava announced that she needed ice cream. She requested to have green again. It's funny she remembered exactly where we had gotten ice cream and wasn't going to pass up the opportunity for more. I got in line and got the ice cream while Aaron took her over to the gift shop to pick out a little train to remember her trip by. She picked a shinny red one and spent much of the evening running it along the coffee table saying choo choo. I'm so glad we got to give her such a fun experience.