Nathan: Day Out With Thomas

Nathan has been loving trains and especially Thomas the Train.  So when I found out that Thomas was coming to a nearby town for the Day Out with Thomas Tour, I knew I had to order some tickets.  

Murphy's Law had other plans for us this week.  Nathan caught some bug and had been out from school since Wednesday and then yesterday morning I woke up with a sore throat, aches and chills.  I can't remember the last time I had to pop so many Tylenol to feel human.  So yesterday I pretty much gave up on the possibility that we were going to make it to see Thomas.  This morning was much of the same but it just bugged me that I had spent all that money for tickets for an event we weren't going to be able to go to.  So two hours before our ride time, I popped some more Tylenol and we hit the road.  As soon as we got on the interstate, we heard snoring from the backseat.  Nathan is not a happy camper when he's woken up.  Then 15 minutes out of town, we were getting rained on.  It made us wonder if it was going to be pouring on us at the event.  Not ideal for two sickies.   Luckily, we managed to get there 10 minutes before the train was supposed to depart the station, it wasn't pouring and Nathan just happened to wake up as we were parking.  Finally, something was actually going right.

Now...when I originally bought the tickets, I kind of knew there was a 50/50 chance that Nathan would like the train or he would flip out.  He was okay on the train for about 5 minutes while the rest of passengers were filing into the cars but he kind of started getting antsy during the 25 minute ride and we had to work really hard to distract him from wanting to try and jump off the train.



But the whole trip was worth it because now Nathan is a Jr. Engineer.


The only thing I was a little disappointed about was that the whole reason we wanted to go to the event was for Nathan to see Thomas and Sir Hat but the line to take pictures with both of them was insanely long and Nathan just doesn't have the patience to sit through a line.  So the best we could do was get a picture of him seeing somebody else see Sir Hat and then he ran off to go do some more exploring.  


We went to go check out the gift shop with hopes that when we got back out that the lines would be shorter but Thomas was heading out for another trip and Sir Hat was going to take a break.  So we figured that it was time to leave.  I hope Nathan still likes trains next year so we can go visit Thomas again.  Hopefully, we'll have a better go at it now that we know what to expect.  

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I'm a 36 year old full-time student, runner and shopaholic (not necessarily in that order) mom living in the burbs surrounding the beautiful city of Austin with my husband, our very active 9 year old and our rescue dog Buddy. This blog is my little space of the internet where I let my ADD run loose and I blog about...anything.



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