Grandpa Neal came up on Saturday to help us celebrate National Train Day at Union Station in Kansas City. I’ve been to Union Station several times but only to go to the post office. I had no idea there was so much to do there. The place is huge.
The kids’ favorite part was the model train exhibit. They had Thomas and a few of his friends running the tracks – which the kids thought was rather cool. (We’ve become huge Thomas fans recently). I loved hearing them gleefully yell “Thomas” every time they spotted one of those little blue engines.
Once we finally pulled them way from the model trains, we took a walk over the train bridge. It’s pretty similar to the train bridge in Springfield – only much busier.
We wrapped thing up with a tour through an Amtrak Superliner. I have to say, if it didn’t take so long, riding the train would be THE way to travel.
The part I found most amusing was lunch. For weeks, I’ve been trying to get these kids to eat a full meal, and all it took was a visit by Grandpa Neal.
We had such a good time with Grandpa Neal. We really don’t get to see him as much as I’d like.