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Monday, August 23, 2010

Trains and Pools

Wilmington, DE and Vineland, NJ.

On Saturday we took the girls to Wilmington, DE to ride the Wilmington Western RR.  This is a small line now only used for recreation.   It is entirely staffed by a volunteer organization.   The ride out was 1/2 hour long, with a 1/2 hour "layover" at a picnic grove and 1/2 hour return ride.    Immediately behind the train station is an old mill.  Several years ago daughter Amy was working a dig at that site.   There is now a museum next to the train station showcasing those items found by her and other archaeologists.  

Waiting for train, checking out monkey!
Train pulling into station.
Volunteers run and maintain this line.
Leaving the station
A view along the way.  One of 4 covered bridges in Delaware.
Lunch at the picnic grove, before the ride back to station.
After the train ride we returned to our temporary home at the Days Inn.   A dip in the pool was in order.  As soon as Abby saw the pool she got very excited.    Neither of these girls are afraid of water.   It is fun to pour water over their heads while they just laugh or ignore it.  Maybe this comes from their Dad who has his graduate degree in Underwater Archeology. 
Back at the motel for a swim.  Abby's first experience in a big pool.  What excitement.
On Sunday we were invited to the home of our dear friends Dan and Carole.   We are proud to say we introduced them 15 years ago this month.   They are a delightfully happy couple.  AND they are RVers.  Carole retired from teaching this year.  Dan plans on doing the same next year.   They are in the process of dreaming and planning future RV trips.   We even talked to them about joining the NOMADS - how cool would that be to work on projects along with them!
Dinner at the home of friends Carole and Dan Baxter

Len called our dealer on Friday.  They say the repairs are more than half complete.  We are really hoping to have our home back by this weekend.


Happytrails said...

Now that looks like a great day and lots of fun! That pool sure looks good to me about right now!

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

I was racking my brain trying to think of what excursion train was close to you and now I know, Those kids will like you said have memories of that train ride for a long time, I was so lucky my Grandfather had worked and retired from the railroad because that is how we traveled when I was a boy on vacations with them. Dinner in the Diner, pullman sleepers, what excitement for a kid. Good to see they enjoy the water, I spent the weekend camping at the Lake with my Grandson this weekend, Donna said we spent so much time in the water we should have webbed feet. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

Laurie and George said...

We'll have to add that to our 'train' list before we hit the road. Have you ever been up near us in Jim Thorpe and rode the train there? It's a beautiful trip!

Margie M. said...

Good luck on those repairs moving right along. Things are looking promising Phyllis. Nice pics of a great day. That pool looked divine!