Friday, June 10, 2011

A Trip to the Train Trestle

Brian had his first day off in three and half weeks on Monday!  We were all so excited that he was home with us.  We took it pretty easy that morning and then Brian decided to take Wyatt to do something fun.  Train tracks run right behind our neighborhood and a train passes by about 5 or 6 times a week.  The kids love to run out to the deck and watch it pass and have even made their way over to the tracks a few times to see it up close (sometimes it stops right on the tracks for awhile and the conductor waves to them).  Last year the train derailed and literally hung right off the track!

Brian has literally been planning this adventure for awhile.  He needed to google map the best way to get to the train bridge and then figure out how he to navigate the back roads.  Fortunately, the entrance is just a neighborhood away, and the Jeep fit right through the opening!
The Intracoastal Waterway
Sitting in front of the tracks.  There was a lot of rock throwing that went on that day! Boys will be boys!

Walking along the tracks (just as a note: we can hear this thing from 5 miles away.  Everyone was safe)!  The trusty, rusty old Jeep got them there!

And of course, apparently a train came by and crushed a turtle.  Wyatt found this to be incredibly interesting!
The boys had a blast and Wyatt didn't stop talking about it all day!  Or all week, really.  I foresee lots of trips for them in the future, especially since the Jeep can get them there.  Brian thinks that the van might fit back there too, so maybe we'll take all the kids one day!

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