Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Heber Creeper!

This is the first full day we had in Utah. My mom works with a woman who is married to a man who works for the Heber Valley Railroad. ( I actually thought the name was the Heber Creeper. Ha.) He was kind enough to procure us some free passes. Thanks person I don't know! So while Clayton went to lunch with his mom, my mother took me, Eleanor, my SIL Jenni and her daughters Megan and Allie (of the wardrobe fame) and my other niece Abby up to Heber for a day full of trains. Woo woo! (That's the sound of excitement AND a train. Twoofer!)

Here we are getting ready to board!
Eleanor, Abigail, Allie and Megan
My mom and Eleanor, could they be any cuter?
No- the answer to that is no.
Allie and Eleanor. My mom bought them little "train"
initials to play with.
Eleanor looooved being with her big cousin Allie.
And she looooved to look out the windows along the way.
Oh no! Bandits! Seriously folks, I know this is normally an expensive excursion, but you really get your money's worth. In our case we REALLY got our (invisible) money's worth. Thanks again strange guy whose wife works with my mom.
Stick 'em up! Apparently Megan is too savvy to be robbed.
Allie was concerned the whole time.
Once you hit the end of the line, they disconnect the engine and transfer it to the back to change directions. We went to an open air car to watch the action.
"Why hello, worried mother!" Even though this is my favorite picture from the day, we spent most of the ride indoors for peace of mind.
Grandma and Eleanor getting the wiggles out.
Abby was my MVP on the train. She is great with Eleanor and this picture was taken right before Eleanor tried to scurry out of that open window. Abby held her back like an old pro.
Thanks Abby for saving her little bunners.
Here they are back at the train yard.
After a quick stop to the Homestead to pick up fudge, we ate at the Train Burger, uh, place. I can't remember the name. But dang good burgers and the good ice. That's important people. If you're in Heber I suggest you make a stop for the orange twirl cone at least.
The girls taking a moment to relive the good times we had on the train.


Grammy Rae said...

I know how your mom feels. After not seeing the cute little ones for a long time smiles are big. The picture of her and Eleanor is great.

Shauna said...

Yeah, so I know this is about Eleanor, blah blah, but your mom is the freaking cutest thing I have ever seen (okay, the cutest thing besides Eleanor). She is so awesome and giddy in those pictures.

Utah? When was this? I'm requesting another Utah trip from you in September, since I'll be there then. And there was a real lack of hanging out with me on this trip.

By the way, my word verification word is kind of dirty. Awesome.

Aubreydoll said...

Eleanor is in the escape artist stage (and Cadance is right there with her)! Looks like a lot of fun, I love the pictures of them reminiscing about their time on the train!

Millie @ The Busy Butlers said...

Fun, fun, FUN! And I'm SO diggin' your matching outfits! And where are the promised "After" pictures of the organized house 2 or so weeks before this trip? Dying, here. (Seeing as I haven't moved anywhere for 4 years now, and most of my house actually looks like the pictures you posted... I was hopin' maybe I could glean some inspiration from your organized-ness!)

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