Tuesday, October 4, 2016

WW: Railroad Days {Linky}

Railroad Days was in July. I kept wanting to post about it, but things got busy, then I switched memory sticks, and well you get the picture.


Taken at Durham Western Heritage Museum. 

I know a lot of cities have Railroad Days. I really have to say that the one in Omaha and Council Bluffs rocks! It's $15 for a whole family to get in. That includes 5 stops to different museums, and transportation to all of them. We ran into a super nice lady that gave us a pass for our family to get in for free!

When we first walked in to Lauritzen Gardens they have an elaborate model train set up.


We walked all over Lauritzen Gardens. What can I say Isaak was going through a dramatic phase with getting his photo taken.


Isaak did love some craft time. This year I helped him make a train bandana. It was so much better than the train whistle that annoyed Travis the year before.


Lauritzen Gardens is so beautiful!



There's a tiny waterfall area. We live miles from a real one, so I'll take what I can get.

 

 One of the best stops is an outdoor model train of our city.
 



I love the tranquil spot though.






I love the reflection in this next photo.




Do you have a Railroad Days where you live?




15 comments:

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Looks like a fun day trip

Mixed Reviews said...

So nice and relaxing. love the photos!

Rhonda Albom said...

The gardens look wonderful. Thanks for the photos.

csuhpat1 said...

Very cool photos. Looks like a great time.

Theresa Mahoney said...

$15 sounds like a great deal, but free is even better :) Looked like a really great day!

Renae / 'HOME with shoes' said...

hi Alissa!

We have a cool train museum in Ogden UT. It is in the old depot that was the hub of commerce in the early part of the 20th century. I'm glad they preserved it. Has a great atmosphere for kids / families and there is an awesome restaurant in there, too. Thanks for linking. You're my only one. sob sob. It's cool. It's my only second day. lol
♥, Renae

Kristin Aquariann said...

Such a pretty place and photos! The reflection one is an especially awesome composition.

Julie From Superficial Gallery said...

All the beautiful greenery, what a great bunch of pictures you have. Looks like your family enjoyed it!

~ Noelle said...

How fun. What a beautiful day yall had.

Kristi Maloney said...

This is a beautiful place. My oldest son James would love that train set-up. We found a bunch of trains and track at a church fair for $20. It turns out the box of stuff is worth a couple of $100 at least!

indah nuria Savitri said...

looks like a great place, Alissa..I love that huge, lush green garden. And the trains are super cute..

Harry Flashman said...

that's a pretty place you visited. You'd enjoy Japan. They have the most beautiful reflection gardens.

There's an old train you can ride from Blue Ridge, Ga up through the Smokey Mountains. It has viewing cars, and dining cars. Nice during the leaf season.

mail4rosey said...

You're lucky, it looks like a great way to spend some time. I like the photo w/the reflection too, and your boys are getting so big!

Terry said...

I see Isaak is wearing his train scarf the two of you made together. Looks like a fun day. We don't have Railroad days here and that is surprising since at one time, railroads were big here.

Ai Sakura said...

No unfortunately we don't! Sounds like an awesome event. Your bugs are getting so tall too!

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