When Christmas {Train} Comes to Town

Like most toddler boys, Little Lion Man is obsessed with trains.  Although when my oldest daughter was his age, she loved trains too.  In fact, because she loved Thomas and trains so much, we saw The Polar Express in the cinema when she was close to his age, however, she was a timid toddler and a few of the scenes frightened her.

But it didn’t frighten my Little Lion Man.  He hollered out, “Whoa!” when he watched the Polar Express cascade down the mountainside like a roller coaster.

Since Little Lion Man loves locomotives, we boarded the 7 ½ gauge CP&G Railroad at Crews Lakes Wilderness Park for a ride on the Christmas Train to the “North Pole”.  When Little Lion Man spotted the little engine chugging down the track, he had a similar reaction to The Polar Express. “Whoa!  Mama, it’s a train!”

Winding along tracks through the woods, reminded me of a similar train in England years ago.  On that train ride long ago, Allana met my friend, Suzie, her mum and Father Christmas.

But I digress.

Over the track and through the woods to Santa Claus we go went, but Little Lion Man wanted nothing to do with the big man in red.  He preferred to watch the trains arriving at the station.

After a quick photo opportunity and an even quicker word with Santa to remind him of the toys to bring, we were back on our way home.

At the end of the day, that little train ride brought a great deal of joy to one little boy.

And the rest of us had fun too. 

Merry Christmas!

What Christmas music is moving you this season?

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  1. xmasdollyx says:

    Oh boy my grandsons wouldn’ve went crazy for that train. Looks like all had great fun. Thanks for sharing and I love that song that little girl sang in Polar Express. Merry Christmas from my home to yours!

  2. Kim @ This Belle Rocks says:

    I made my December 17th entry my last of the Christmas music that was moving me this season – now that the new year is approaching, I am getting ready for my year-end review (and am planning a separate one just for the year’s music that moved me).

    The train trip was a great way to help celebrate Christmas; it is good to hear how much fun the family had 🙂

  3. Nicole says:

    Cool train. I’ve always loved Polar Express. My fav movie! You know they have a train ride in Parrish, Fl. That is near Bradenton. I can get more details if you want to find out about it.

    • Run DMT says:

      Yes! We were planning to take the kids this year but it sold out. 🙁 I would love to take the kids for the DAy Out with Thomas too. Years ago, we took my oldest to see Thomas when she was two. It was so much fun!

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