Riding around on a partly cloudy, rainy day with the sun not making any promising appearances we decided not to go to the gardens and came upon the railway village.
We stopped and were told that some of it is inside and some outside decided to give it a tour.
We sure were wishing we had our grandchildren with us as it was a day with Thomas!
We were not disappointed. They had entertainment, singing, photos to be taken with Thomas and other characters, and tattoos. Even though we did not know these characters it was fun watching the children that were there interacting with them.
The rain came and went , and thankfully stopped altogether. This gave time for the roads to dry up and the walking easier. The buildings were very interesting and filled with some fun finds, such as the shaker house. A house filled with a collection of salt and pepper shakers (cute).
Thomas the engine was rolling around the tracks carrying people around the grounds. Very nice to see Thomas having photos taken with some very happy fans.
One building housed some very beautiful antique cars. One car was touchable, and the children , as well as the adults were thrilled to sit and drive and touch this oldie but goodie.
One entire building was filled with train sets. Great for any train fanatic.
Rooms with antique fire trucks , old engines buildings still used as town halls and voting places.
This was more than a railroad visit, it was interesting and historically fascinating.
A barrel train ride was full every time we saw it.
A pretty cool place.