Saturday, July 09, 2005

My Day With Thomas

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of taking my son, Woogy, to his first "Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine". I must say, I was pretty excited to see his reaction to meeting his favorite character pull up on a train track. I was more excited than he was.
Woogy and I drove about an hour south to Baldwin City were we had tickets to ride Thomas. Woogy was of course very excited to see this place. Basically it was a couple of tents with Thomas stuff in them. I spent almost $30 for two tickets on Thomas and I must say, the ride was awful. Woogy and I rode in a 100 year old passenger car with no circulation or air condition. It was already a hot day, and sitting inside the passenger car was like a oven. When the train finally did start, it went backwards for 15 minutes then forward back to the station. No senic sights or even a complimentary glass of water. Woogy and I both enjoyed our ride on the train at the Omaha Zoo last weekend much better, and it was only $3.
After the ride, we went to a tent were they were playing Thomas stories, all of which Woogy had seen a 100 times. Woogy's favorite part of the day was going over to another tent were they had a Thomas Train table. It was just like all the other train tables he's ever played with including the one in his room. I did learn that I'm not the only parent that has to carry their child kicking and screaming when asked to leave a Thomas table.

5 comments:

shakedust said...

It does seem like a lot of money just to go back and forth on a train. At least when Woogy is older (and doesn't go by Woogy any more) you will have this as one more memory of his childhood.

GoldenSunrise said...

I think Forrest did a spoof of your story. You had the pessimistic story of the high costs and he had the optimistic story of the beautiful scenery.

forrest said...

Honestly, I wasn't trying to spoof BB's story. I posted my story before I even read BB's version. I think you'll find that my observations are generally consistant throughout my posts. For instance read my "bill mallonee and the V.O.L." post. A guy playing music in a dive and how I loved it.

GoldenSunrise said...

I posted this on Forrest's site, but in case you didn't see it. BB, your somewhat negative view on life is what makes you funny. It is part of your humor. We wouldn't want you to change.

windarkwingod said...

Trains are great - and expensive...