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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Boone County

It was a perfect day for the Boone County Scenic Railroad ride. We didn't get the storms or scattered rain that was called for, the temperature was perfect in the low 70's, the leaves gave a show, and we had such wonderful family time.
We rode on the 1920's train, pulled by a steam locomotive.
The conductor was an excellent tour guide, we found out the mountains we rode through hid Bonnie and Clyde, and that moonshiners were rampant throughout.
Ken, settled in for the ride.
Going over the 150' high trestle was a riot! It gave a spectacular view of the mountains.

This picture was taken looking straight down to the Des Moines River bed.
When we finished our ride, the engineer of the other train let the girls come up and sit in his seat. What great photo ops! Here is Tara,
Kiley,
and the engineer. What a great, relaxing and fun afternoon, followed by dinner at Famous Dave's barbecue. The most awesome ribs I've ever had!! Tomorrow is the antique malls, Monday is Tara's birthday, Tuesday is Chad and Jenny's anniversary, then Wednesday we head home via the Chicago Field Museum. I hate to leave!

6 comments:

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

WOW!!! What a fabulous experience! My husband is retired from the Henry Ford Round House so we are always interested in Trains! This one look like a great ride!

Jayne said...

How fun! I'm sure Sam would have loved that trip!

Catherine said...

What a fun family afternoon you had! Good stuff!
xo Catherine

Kim said...

This one is on MY to do list!! Looks like a great time! And Famous Dave's is my husband's favorite place to eat. He always gets the ribs too It looks like your family is having a great time together.

Diane said...

Looks like a lot of fun - yikes! that shot down into the river gives me goose bumps. Famous Daves sounds good, too! Diane

wendy said...

Wow what nice pictures! We definitly need to take a trip there! See ya soon!