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Train Time

February weather in Phoenix has been beautiful–a little too warm for our tastes–but still beautiful! Two Sundays ago we thought we’d take advantage of the free train rides offered by the Maricopa Live Steamers, a train club north of Phoenix.February2003

Stephen and the boys took train, straddling one of the tiny cars. Stephen said the boys were so quiet, just taking in the experience. Cooper was especially enamored as he is our mechanical guy. Anything with cars, trucks, airplanes, or trains gets him excited. After a 10 minute ride, the guys explored the tiny train museum, and then boarded the train for the 10 minute ride back to the station.February2002

Since I couldn’t ride the train due to baby girl, I sat at the station and talked with one of the train club members. Their set up is pretty impressive with 18 miles of tracks, a playground, garden train, indoor train display, and a western town facade.February2001

Silas and Cooper drove a practice train in the club’s “Engineer’s School.” Cooper struggled with the lever, but did manage to drive the train up and down the track. After a little playtime on their wooden train playground, we finished off the afternoon with custard from Culver’s.

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