Saturday, March 31, 2007

Dear Noah: "Best day of my life ever!"

Today we decided to take a drive to Indiana to find some RR crossings and take pictures. We are only about 11 miles outside of the border of one spot in Indiana...Union City, so we headed off. HALF of Union City is in Ohio, the other half in Indiana.

This is only the Ohio side...We will have to go back and get the Indiana towers...it was getting late and we had to get back:

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Of course today was EAT OUT FRIDAY which started out with the intent to have ONE meal out. You decided on breakfast at McDonalds. Well....we ran over there in the morning and I had to come back for a mandatory conference call for work. I worked for a bit. Got some things done....the weather was gorgeous....so we headed to Indiana. This meant LUNCH out....so you got Burger King of course. (OF NOTE, when I take Noah out like this to eat I rarely also eat out at a fast food place....so he had 3 meals out...I had one sandwich out...my system cannot usually handle fast food more than that!)

While finding all the different and new RR crossing signals in this one small town in Indiana you were beaming. You looked at me so excited and shouted "THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE EVER!" I think the following photo expresses that:

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You were beaming and so happy! SO excited! Check out your face:

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We took many photos of RR crossing signals. They had a cool A&W Rootbeer stand in the town and right beside it was a working RR crossing signal someone had displayed in their yard. SO we had to get out and take your photo there:

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You got to stand on some RR ties:

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A new style of coupler you said you wanted a picture of:

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You and a cantilever crossing signal:

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All sorts of signals and lights:

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And we found an old train depot and station (that has been turned into an art museum)

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And you even liked the weeds in the brick pavement:

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Mommy was impressed with all the old telephone poles and lines...all cut now....but it brought back a lot of memories...they were all over the place in Indiana! Anyone else remember these?

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REMEMBER THESE??
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We came back to the Ohio side and did some grocery shopping. AND of course on the way home since it was late you got to eat out again. This time at Kentucky Fried Chicken!

All in all.....today you had a "perfect day!" Eating out THREE times...tons of RR crossing signals and lights and things to see. They even had a RR park and RR restaurant. I imagine we will have to head back there again!

I love you! :X

3 comments:

Grandma said...

WOW!! What a day Noah, I bet it was, the best day of your life, so far. So glad you had a nice day and was able to do the things you like. Mommy is a good Mommy, making sure you get around to see all the things you enjoy and letting you eat out THREE times. Love you little man, Hope to see you sometime this week-end.
Love you, Grandma

Daddy said...

Yes, Noah...It is very apparent from the look on your face that you were enjoying yourself. YOu were surrounded by many comforting things and that relax look is on your precious face. I love you dearly, Daddy

Abraham Lincoln said...

I see what you mean, Noah. There was a lot of railroad things there in Union City. Tracks and crossings and lights and gates and a water tower. Wow.

Enjoyed your visit today. Hope you guys have a good time tonight.