Monday, August 23, 2010

Family Fun at the Railroad Festival

Last Saturday we ventured out as a family to the Railroad Festival at the Great Overland Station. Bob has taken the boys there before, but for Ella and I, it was our first visit. They had a lot of activities for the kids, but we mainly participated in the indoor activities, due to the heat!

Bob wanted a picture of the boys in front of this statue so badly, but as you can see, it didn't exactly go well!

They're all at least in the picture, right?!

Maybe a change of location would help? (Please ignore the fact that Brennen had to go potty in this picture!)

The suckers they were given weren't helping our cause at all either!

Could Preston have a more disgusted look on his face?!

The boys got to sit at the controls of a real train. Maddox isn't terribly into trains, so he waited with me.

It is a physical impossibility to get a picture of my kids all looking at the camera!

Enjoying the view!

Brennen trying to figure out which set of controls would get this thing moving!

Surely pulling the lever will work!

Bob opted to take a picture of just one kid this time and still can't get him to look at the camera!

They had all kind of model trains set up inside of the museum. It is amazing to see the amount of detail that is put into these sets.

They're pretty mesmerizing!

Watching more trains.

Upstairs at the museum, there was a Star Wars exhibit going on. This was like heaven for Maddox. Now you would think that he would love that they had characters walking around, but no. What he was drawn to was the memorabilia displays. He was actually pretty freaked out by Darth Vader!

He could have spent all day long looking at the memorabilia, though!

Brennen didn't mind stopping and taking a picture with a Storm Trooper and R2D2!

Ella found R2D2's noises a little odd!

As soon as the trains started by, that just grabbed the attention of the boys.

There were trains about every 10 minutes. I had no idea trains went by there that much.

Finally - a kid looking at the camera!!!

Two in a row!!

All in all, we had a great time. I look forward to going again next year!

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