Saturday, May 03, 2008

Pictures of our day

First we stopped in the Imagination Station, where a big Duplo Thomas had been built! Later, Roman came back here and spent all his time playing with the Duplo tracks and trains that were set up.

It was finally our turn to ride Thomas!

And then we had our picture taken with Sir Topham Hatt, the controller of the railway! Roman very graciously invited Charlie to be in the picture too.

Roman also wanted to ride in a Model T. We ended up in a 1923 hack, built on the chassis of a Model T but used to transport people from the depot to respective hotels in Detroit. Our driver was a young woman who was very personable - she is studying for her Masters in historic preservation, and was thrilled to have landed a job that usually goes to older men.

Last event before our custard and trip home - a ride on the1913 carousel. A woman very thoughtfully took this nonstandard family portrait just before we started to whirl!

We got home very worn out, especially me - I laid down for a 2-hour nap, I was so beat! The rain held off most the day, just getting us a little wet at our last stop (custard station). Roman was great all day, and even when he was visibly tired he did not have a meltdown. Charlie charmed everyone he met, of course. He loved the swirling lights of the carousel. He looked at them rather pensively, but wouldn't stop staring. I should put in a link here to say this was at Greenfield Village, one of the coolest places in Metro Detroit.

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