Life with kids is ALWAYS an adventure. And I have 3 who are only 3 years apart. (yes, we're crazy.) This is my place to capture the craziness in all it's glory, because childhood only happens once. (thank goodness!)

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Day Out With Thomas 2008


It's only taken me a week to get my pictures posted and get my blog written. But here it is! I know you've been waiting on pins and needles.

And I start with a little piece of advice. If you live in Utah and you have kids who love Thomas and you missed this year's Day Out With Thomas just go to Dairy Keen. It's nearly as good as the real thing, and a whole lot cheaper.

We left for Heber city much earlier that we needed to and arrived hungry. So we decided to grab a bite to eat, deciding the food the was probably cheaper and better outside of the big event.

Our handy dandy satellite navigation system in our Saturn Outlook told us that there was a McDonald's just down the street so we headed that way. But on our way to McDonald's we passed Dairy Keen.

Dairy Keen

And when you've come all the way to Heber City to see a train, it's only obvious that you HAVE to eat at the burger joint with a big train out front. And it was WAY better than McDonald's. They have a miniature Thomas Train that runs all way around the ceiling and we had a hard time getting the kids to eat because they were so enthralled with watching Thomas.

If we hadn't already bought tickets to ride the big Thomas we might have just gone home after lunch and the kids would've never known the difference!

But on we marched. Because Adam told me the day before "mom, we are going to ride Thomas rain or shine." So a little rain was not going to keep us from our adventure.

The rain, in fact, made it a nicer day I think. It kept away the big crowds and we had a private car for our journey. Being a rainy day the covered coaches filled fast so we chose to sit on the caboose. (or the cabooster as Adam calls it) We started outside.


But as the rain started to come down we retreated inside our private car.

the magic of childhood

We even got a visit from the Conductor.

The Conductor talking to the kids

For a child there is nothing better than watching the countryside pass by through the window of Thomas the Train's red caboose.

watching the passing countryside

Yes, even in the rain we had a great time. It's a day the kids won't soon forget. So until next time....

They're 2, they're 4, they're 6, they're 8. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue, they're the really useful crew. All with different roles to play 'round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hill and round the bend, Thomas and his friends!

Bye Thomas!

The End


MeggyMeg said...

Those are some cute pictures! I love the one with Mike and the kids and the one with Zoey and Adam looking out the window. Glad you had fun!

orangemily said...

Sounds like such a fun day!
I love the Dairy Keen in Heber, I try to hit it every time I'm up there. I'll have to take Moira since lately she's been telling me, "I like Thomas!" Although she's never watched it here.

Andria said...

I'm glad you had a good "Day Out with Thomas"!

Jodi said...

Your kids are so cute!
My boys watched your videos with me, and Max was thrilled to see the train! He was giggling with your kids!

HeidiPie said...

Your kids are too cute! I loved all the videos and pictures and the whole blog.

Kristin said...

We just did a Day Out with Thomas and I just had a blast! It really is worth every cent it costs to get in!

Kristin said...

We just did a Day Out with Thomas and I just had a blast! It really is worth every cent it costs to get in!

Kristin said...

We just did a Day Out with Thomas and I just had a blast! It really is worth every cent it costs to get in!