Last Tuesday we decided to try and cram in one more day trip for the summer. Seeing that a traveling Blackbeard exhibit was visiting the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, we packed the boys up for the day.
We started off by arriving just in time for a train ride. Well, actually we had to wait a few minutes, but it was ok.
|Brant made friends, and gave him the benefit of his train expertise.|
|Did you hear that? The whistle just blew!|
|Backing into Barbour Junction station|
|Now Brant had made friends with this other little guy, who wanted to sit with him on the train. |
You know the little guy from the Polar Express who know it ALL? yes. well, that was this guy.
Views from the train
|Brant decided to change seats along the way...he exerted his independence and sat several rows back from us|
|The Southern engine that pulled our train|
|Flying pirate flags!!|
|But not before walking on the rails|
|Hoist the Blackbeard flag!|
|The newest part of the museum. The budget has been slashed, so it's not complete, but we could go in and see the progress|
And then to the roundhouse..
|Running the rails|
|Special delivery in the mail car!|
A quick stop in the gift shop to play, and buy a new book...