Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Day of Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

Recently I took the boys to the transportation museum, which is located in downtown Roanoke.  First we checked out the model trains.  I love that they have low windows so little boys can look in.

But they have higher windows for adults, and climbing little boys, too.

Plenty of old cars to examine.

And a large collection of matchbox cars.

I know 3 little boys who really like matchbox cars.
Needless to say, they loved playing at the matchbox car table, where all the little buildings open up with hidden cars inside.

The twins colored trains while Pierce worked train puzzles on the wall.

This was the first time I really let the twins loose to run through the museum.
I told Pierce to always hold hands with them and then I sat in the corner reading a magazine and eating bon bons (well, maybe someday, right?)

A collection of antique pedal cars.

Climbing on trains -

The engineer - doesn't he look happy?

The railyard -

Pierce climbed up in the caboose -

Waaaaaaay up!

Not much call for this machine in these parts -

One of my favorites - the old trolley

3 happy boys on an old trolley.
Until Reid got scared.  But you've already seen that picture.

Reid felt much happier once he got on the playground!

Pierce went to space -

After a picnic lunch we had just one last stop before heading home.
Pierce wanted a penny souvenir.  
I put in the money and he cranked and cranked.

A tiny memory of a very fun day -

27 comments:

A Quiet Corner said...

Thanks for taking me along by sharing the pix! So, did you enjoy the Bon Bons?...:)JP

cat said...

I want to go next time! So cute and so many picture ops!

Richard said...

Wow looks like great fun, reminds me of what i did as a child. I still have some model cars somewhere in a box. Happy July 4 to everyone as well. Richard from the Amish settlement of Lebanon,Pa

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks like heaven for little boys.

blueviolet said...

What a perfect place to have taken your three little guys!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

My boys love the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay--anything with engines and wheels, right?

Tiffany said...

It looks like the boys had an enjoyable time. My little man would have been in heaven.

Texan said...

What a fun day that was! I love the picture of Pierce taking his brothers with him holding their hands. So cute!

Jill said...

Looks like it was a great day for everyone! I still love those little penny machines.

Valerie said...

What a fun place! My 3 year old nephew would love to go to a museum like that-he is totally crazy for anything with wheels!

Loretta said...

Ohooo, the boys are too cute...
they are really enjoying themselves! There is so much to see and do...they had to be exhausted afterwards. Very nice post...thanks for sharing your day with us! Hugs! Loretta

texwisgirl said...

looks like little boy heaven. :)

Melodie said...

What a great boy's day out adventure!

Chatty Crone said...

Every time I see one of your adventure with the boys I just love it - warms my heart.

Sarah said...

That looks like a great place!!! The hubs is a big fan of trains and we went several train museums in Colorado when we lived there!!! Looks like your boys had a fun day!!!

Chris said...

Can I come next time Lisa?

Us boys never grow out of that stuff...

Ginny said...

I just love all these pictures, so I really can't pick a favorite today! You remind me of Kate Gosselin. I used to watch John & Kate Plus 8. Anyway, she was always taking her kids to such cool places!!! And I always thought what fun they had and how lucky they were.

An Irish Italian Blessing said...

Great pictures! The boys look like they had a great time and it didn't look too crowded so it was probably nice for them to get to run around a bit!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Well, how much fun is that? I want to go too! :)

Farmchick said...

This looks like so much fun and makes me miss the times when my son was this age. I love that old trolley....wishing I had one :)

Doris Sturm said...

What a fantastic place to take your boys! I can tell they had a blast. Young minds are like sponges and absorb so much information and are so inquisitive that this visit probably satisfied their curiosity! I bet they slept good that night!

(Florida) Girl said...

Looks like a little boys dream. My hubs is still fascinated with model trains.

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates said...

They must've had a TON of fun!

Dianna said...

That looks like the perfect place for little boys.
And my son had lots of Matchbox cars too! I'm sure they're still in the attic.

jennohara said...

What a perfect place for three little boys! Great pictures...looks like they had a blast!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Looks like loads of fun. A perfect place for little boys.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I bet they loved that! It looks like a fun place for boys to play!