Wednesday, June 24, 2009

North Shore Vacation Day #2!

Day #2 Monday. Part 1 We woke up early to get a good start on the day. The kids had been begging us to take them to a playground, so we found one near our hotel and took them right after breakfast.

Zack on the swing

After all that swinging Zack got tired and pooped out in his stroller

Meanwhile Wyatt and Lucy played on the tire swing

After the park we went back to our hotel for lunch, we had the Lester River train ride coming up.

Waiting for the train ride to start

This is our 2nd time taking the train, it's a 1.5 hour round trip ride from Duluth to the Lester River, there they un-hook the engine and take it to the front to head back to Duluth. We rode in the open air car, where it's just benches and it's all open so you get the best views, but you also have the weather. We though the kids would be warm enough in shorts with long sleeves, we were wrong it was cold, so they say huddled together with my jacket wrapped around their legs.

Here they are un-hooking the engine and moving it to the other end of the train. Lucy loved this part

Wyatt wrapped up in my jacket

View from the train heading back into Duluth

After we got back to the depot we decided to tour the museum, it has a lot of old trains with exhibits the kids can climb on.

Wyatt was very happy to be warm and was in a goofy mood lol

A plow that was once used to clear snow from the tracks

In case you were wondering, Lucy had no desire to climb on the trains, she was more interested in pushing Zack around in the stroller, he was asleep. So Wy was my train climber.

Stay tuned for tomorrow for part 2 of day #2!