Thursday, June 26, 2008

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Okay, now you may be sorry that I learned how to post pictures.

It looks like once again we won't be going on a vacation, but we will do day trips. We took off a day this week to go to the Naugatuck Railroad Museum and to ride the train. It's starts at the historic Thomaston Station in Thomaston, CT which was built in 1881.

The train ride is an hour long. It rides along the Naugatuck River. The pamphlet shows it as a pretty blue river--it is quite muddy and not so beautiful. The ride is not very scenic, but nice if you like train rides. At the end we got a nice view of the Thomaston Dam. I imagine it would be beautiful in the fall.

My goal for each trip we go on is to find a piece trivia or interesting fact (last blog was the "you're fired" trivia). Well, this time it was interesting but sad to hear that Alfred Bishop was the one who dreamed of this railroad. I don't know exactly his accomplishments to achieve that dream, but he died the day before the first trip. :(

Another very interesting fact is that the railroad is run completely by volunteers. It is amazing that they can keep it going with just volunteers. They obviously love the railroad.

He hasn't made it a goal, but I think George's thing is to meet and talk to a new stranger on every trip. He always does. Maybe between the two of us--his talking and my trivia and picture taking, we should take a video camera and make a documentary.
Don't worry, we won't bore you with that.

Reminder, you can click on a photo to enlarge it. You may see someone you know in the first one--gee, he's not talking to anyone in that picture.

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