Saturday, September 5, 2009

Great Lakes Live Steamers

Our friends, the Scallys, told us about a park near Jim's work that has some little trains that people can ride on the first Saturday afternoon of each month. We decided to try to go this month, and we were thrilled to have beautiful weather today. Drew and I went out to the golf course to eat lunch with Jim, and then we drove over to the park. There were 4 or 5 little trains running. After about a 5 minute wait in line, we got on this little train for our ride. It was a fun ride through the park. Drew loved it! Each train had an older man as its conductor (this must be a hobby for these guys).

We couldn't stay long today because Jim had to get back to work. We enjoyed it very much, though, and we are excited to go back again.
On the way back to the golf course, we stopped for ice cream at Oberweis Dairy, a little ice cream shop in Royal Oak.
We all enjoyed our ice cream! It was also nice to spend a little time with Jim since he has been so busy at work recently.


becka said...

Sounds like a fun day! Glad you got to go.

norajoy said...

i almost wet myself when i saw the picture of you guys waiting for the train... especially jim. too funny. looks like fun. :) thank you for sharing. made my day.