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The whole family visiting with Percy
The whole family visiting with Percy

Day out with Thomas and Tractors

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To celebrate Sully’s birthday we asked family to give Sully a gift of a fun day out together instead of toys. My parents wanted to take Sully to Strasburg Railroad in Lancaster, PA. We got lucky because when we were visiting in addition to their old steam locomotive, Thomas the Tank Engine was in town with his friend Percy as part of Day out with Thomas!

The whole family visiting with Percy

The whole family visiting with Percy

We rode Thomas for about 20 minutes

We rode Thomas for about 20 minutes. Anything much longer would have put the kiddo to sleep or he’d have gotten restless.

An Amish man was out working his field while we rode the short train ride

An Amish man was out working his field while we rode the short train ride

The conductor came by and let Sully listen to his pocketwatch

The conductor came by and let Sully listen to his pocketwatch

Nana and Sully riding together

Nana and Sully riding together

After riding the train and meeting Sir Topham Hat Sully played with toy trains

After riding the train and meeting Sir Topham Hat, Sully played with toy trains and other kids

Riding a toddler sized toy Thomas

Riding a toddler sized toy Thomas

While we were in Loganville I helped out with family projects -cutting the grass, pulling an old plow off the tractor, mulching Grandma Ness’s garden and painting the tractor shed roof. There was time for fun though, I asked Grandma if I could fire up Grandpa Ness’s old Farmall A tractor from 1942, she said I could. The battery was dead, but it started on the first hand crank!

Tractor sitting in the front yard

Tractor sitting in the front yard

It's hard not to smile while sitting on a 1942 Farmall A tractor

It’s hard not to smile while sitting on a 1942 Farmall A tractor

Mom, Sully and I took the tractor for a ride around the yard and down the street.

Mom, Sully and I took the tractor for a ride around the yard and down the street.

Posing with Sully driving and Grandma Ness in her driveway

With Grandma Ness in her driveway

Playing trains with Natalie at Nana and Pappy's house

Playing trains with Natalie at Nana and Pappy’s house

There was also time to fire up an old hit or miss engine.

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  1. It was a real whirwind and great to have you home with us! Thanx for all the help on those projects you helped with! Very much appreciated!! Looking forward to the next visit and adventures!!

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