Choo Choo! Your opportunity to meet Thomas the Train will soon be arriving at the station. Get the details below about where and when to find him, plus how to get tickets.
Have you ever taken a ride on a train as a form of transportation for a long trip? I experienced my very first pubic train transportation ride during my last trip to Chicago. I can still remember the sway of the train as it chugged along the track, the different sounds that rang out as the whistle blew and the awkward smell that hit me as I stepped off the train after arriving at my destination. It was an experience that I will not soon forget and an experience that I think everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. Trains have been a huge part of our history and a form of interest for both children and adults alike for many years.
One thing that I am thankful for is that my kids are also interested in learning more about trains, their history and their workings – and I owe a lot of that to the friendly face of Thomas the Train. Thomas has been the face of the railroad system in our house since my children were old enough to show interest. There have been many days that we’ve set up tracks throughout our house and allowed the kids to experience with different rail combinations, different styles of trains and learn about transportation in a form that was interesting and fun to them.
|Photo provided by Genesee County Parks and DOWT|
We are so excited to find out that Thomas the Train will be coming to Crossroads Village August 21-23 and 28-30th! What an awesome opportunity to introduce my kids to a full size Thomas the Train – that they can actually take a ride on! Not only will they be able to experience the feeling of riding on a train, but they will be able to do it in a fun and non-threatening way. Who knows, maybe this will encourage my kids to enjoy travel just as much as their mommy does!