Thursday, October 18, 2012

Think Back Thursday ~ Railroad/Train/Train Tracks

Railroad / Train / Train Tracks

March 1999
On the train at the Franklin Institute with friends

Christmas 2001
The boys got wooden trains for Christmas. Similar to but cheaper than the Thomas the Tank Engine trains, the Thomas trains fit on this track and we bought them some Thomas trains to go with the cheaper track.

All the kids had fun playing with them the next few days.

I also had some pictures of my boys playing with their trains with a friend in their bedroom, and of us setting up the trains to simulate the joining of the Pacific and Union Railroad as a school project; but I could NOT find them.
Philadelphia Zoo train
Christopher looks excited!
Nathan looks thrilled, right!! LOL

I took this photo for a photo project I was doing called the 365 project. You were to take a photo a day. In this case, however, we had a photo challenge. This photo was for something that disappeared into the distance. I did not ultimately choose this photo, I choose a row of candles because the colors were so great. But, I like this photo also.

Longwood Gardens
Last look at the Christmas things before it all got taken down and found this railroad for the first time. It was fun finding new stuff we had missed at Longwood each time we went. There was soooo much to see you could never see it all in one visit.

They had Thomas trains for the kids! My boys used to love Thomas.

There are more pictures and video of the trains at Longwood at this previous post of mine, if you are interested.
 Future Themes:
10/25 Autumn
11/1 Baby

11/8 Out of Focus
I have lots of these
NOTE: one of my readers and regular participants, Kym Thorpe, asked how she would choose from among all her out of focus pictures, I too will have trouble. But don't despair, I am SURE I will do this theme again, just because I have sooooo many photos to choose from. So, make a folder with the name Out of Focus Pictures and start saving them for the future. Pick out the ones you want to use this time and save some for later. Oh, and I am sure we will add to this as we take more out of focus photos in the days to come! LOL

11/15 Entry/Doorway/Enter
11/22 Thanksgiving
previous years or preparations for this year
11/29 You/Yourself/Self-Portrait
a photo of you, taken by you or by someone else
a recent photo or one from days gone by

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Kym Thorpe said...

What kid doesn't love Thomas the Tank Engine? My boys were wild about Thomas!

Love all your pictures - I don't even remember the train at Franklin Institute. Is it still there? I especially like the tracks going off into the distance. I guess because of my dad's influence, I absolutely love vintage type train and track pictures.

Debbie said...

Yes, the train is still at the Franklin Institute... Check it out...

Laura O in AK said...

I thought I had photos of the boys on the train at the Franklin Institute, but couldn't find them.


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