Thursday, May 31, 2007
How do you top a train?
Fathers' Day is coming up, and I need to think of something good.
For Mothers' Day the guys took me for a ride through the Michigan countryside on the Little River Railroad, a real old-time train powered by a restored steam engine. We're talking a smaller version of Hogwarts Express here, with all the attendant hissing, chugging, billowing steam ... literally all the bells and whistles.
Even better, we nabbed the up-high window seats in the caboose, the ones you have to climb to get into. And, because Elder Son knows the engineer, we got a personal tour of the engine itself. The weather was perfect, we went to dinner after, and was just a great day all around.
So. Now it's my turn. And I'm out of keen ideas.
I guess I started this with Hubby's birthday. Hubby loves to play with this little remote control helicopter we gave him for Christmas. Elder Son is a pilot, and he knew somebody with a real helicopter, so we all chipped in to give his dad a chance to fly it -- with the real pilot in control for the tricky parts, of course. He loved that, and reciprocated with the train ride.
He does need a new grill, but that seems so prosaic now. Any thoughts?