Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Windmills & Trains

On Saturday my little family of three joined E's family at the farmhouse for the weekend (and I have so many photos to share!).

On the way down there we stopped at the Spanish Fork windmills to break up the drive a bit. We knew James would be fascinated with the windmills because this kid can happy stare at a ceiling fan for a good half hour.

We were right. He squealed with delight when he saw the windmills. These things are HUGE, each blade being 145 feet long. Yea, HUGE.

As we got out of the car we were happy to see a train coming towards us. We had parked right next to the train tracks. I hurried up the embankment with James and we had a chance to wave to the engineer and watch the train rumble by. James was a bit nervous (we were so close the ground was shaking) but soon warmed up to the idea that we were actually next to a real train!

The entire twenty minute stop was quite awesome. We will be stopping here again.

A little nervous. The train was so big, so loud, so close.
But he got excited pretty quickly.
We estimated it was hauling around 100 cars.
And the windmills (they are actually wind turbines). James is still teething, hence the fingers in the mouth.
Some of E's shots. Nice, huh?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:13 AM

    that first picture James look SO old! thats crazy! i better get all my snuggles in!

    Auntie Melissa


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