For forever I’ve wanted to take the kids on an adventure with Uncle Roger – it finally happened last weekend, when we went to the Illinois Train Museum. Other than the heat, it was an enjoyable experience. Made more enjoyable by the fact that I got a family one day pass, so it was free. I enjoy free. It puts less pressure on the rating-of-the-experience.
Trains everywhere. Train enthusiasts everywhere.
They had a five-car-long train set up so you could see the different compartments people would have traveled in. Here’s SuperBoy in a bunk.
Ever seen this sign before? Bet you have.
We rode on an electric bus, an electric train/trolley/something (sorry, I’m not a train enthusiast) and a Zephyr. The rides consisted of going forward two miles, then back two miles, then switch tracks…and end.
We also stopped at an exotic pet shop – just for the adventure of it. But it’s going out of business, and there weren’t many exotic pets. Except this guy. He was exotic. And hungry.
After that, we met up with Aunt Sally for dinner at Nick’s pizza. All in all, a great adventure day!