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Celebrate National Train Day
Posted By Jessica Fisher On May 6, 2014 @ 7:17 pm In Announcements | 2 Comments
This post is sponsored by Amtrak :
Ever since we sent in our Go-gurts box tops for a free Thomas the Tank Engine fifteen years ago, our family has been smitten with train travel. That one free wooden engine led all the grandparents to purchase the full set of wooden train tracks and accessories. These are keepers for sure. FishPapa himself has said that we’re saving them for the grand babies.
Proof positive that the history of trains and train travel beckons to us. No doubt you’ve read stories where train travel played a prominent role, like the Little House books  or The Railway Children , or watched television programs like Chuggington or Thomas the Tank Engine with your kiddos.
Plus, we love riding via train as well. I’ve done it both here in Southern California and in Europe. I love the hands-free, traffic-free travel. Personally, I’d rather take a train anywhere than fly. I hate flying. The kids can’t wait until we hit Europe. Trains are one of the big attractions.
Kids of all ages are fascinated by trains!
This weekend you can enjoy a train-filled day of family fun, National Train Day , sponsored by Amtrak.
Here are some things you can do with your kiddos:
If you live in or near Albuquerque, N.M.; Cary, N.C.; Chicago, Ill.; Emeryville, Calif.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Kansas City, Mo.; McComb, Miss.; New York, N.Y.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Portland, Ore.; Rutland, Vt.; San Antonio, Texas; Seattle, Wash. and Washington, D.C. you will have the opportunity to check out some extra events and activities:
In many locations, you can take a walk through Amtrak railcars and privately owned luxury train cars as well.
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