Monday, June 9, 2014

Family Fun

This last weekend we took a trip to Durango. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad was doing a Dinosaur Train theme this year.  So we loaded up the kids and took a little trip. First stop was the Four Corners Monument. We had each child stand in a state. Josiah stood in Utah, Jada stood In Colorado, Juliet stood in Arizona and Jameson stood in New Mexico!
Next we headed to Durango. Durango is very beautiful. Lots and lots of green! It's always a treat for the kids when we stay in a hotel. They love it. I think Jada enjoys it the most. 
We still had some time to kill before bed time so we took them to cute little park to play.

After the park, we got ice cream cones and headed back the the hotel. All three of the older kids ended up sleeping in one bed. 
The next morning everyone was up by 5:30. They were super excited. We did a lot of waiting, grabbed some breakfast, packed up and then headed to the train station.
Once there we got checked in and waited until it was time to board.
Buddy the dinosaur was there waving at everybody right after we boarded the train.

There weren't a lot of people in our train car, which was nice. We also discovered that we could flip the seats around so we were facing each other. As soon as the train started moving they played music from Dinosaur Train. They served us fruit snacks and juice about half way through the short trip. The train did not go very far, maybe to the edge of town. It does go along the river, which was pretty.

 After the train ride, they had some areas set up for the kids to play and explore. At one of the areas, the kids got to dig for dinosaur bones, which was Josiah's favorite area. Jada's favorite area was digging for sea shells. (She has been asking if we can go to the beach for the past year, and she asks at least once a week.) The three older ones got their faces painted, and Josiah got to hold a real alligator. They also had a train museum that Josiah really enjoyed. After we looked through the museum we headed back home. It was a whirlwind trip, but we all had a great time!

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