Saturday, April 16, 2011

Another Train Show Behind Us.

Another train meet has come and gone.  It was a wonderful start to the weekend.  Thursday evening we left about 6 o'clock and drove as far as Breezewood.  The weather was beautiful, and as we drove across the mountains, the grass was green, but the trees still looked barren.  The beds at our motel were horrible, I felt like someone (other than Rod) was poking me.  Part way through the night, the air conditioner kicked on and it sounded like a metal shredder.  And then, I swear, someone moved my bed to the middle of the turnpike.  The truck noise was just so loud.  The last two hours I slept in a chair.  Rod somehow slept until 8:30 (almost unheard of for him).  But when we awoke, the birds were singing, the sun was shining, and the day was just gorgeous.  After a quick breakfast, we headed for York and the train meet.  Met some old "friends".  Bought some things we were looking for, and headed home in late afternoon.  Had dinner at Cracker Barrel, and had a beautiful trip home.  Some of the flowering trees were so in bloom that it looked almost like they were snow covered.  Now today, it's so rainy and miserable that I'm glad we came home last night.

Farm Garden
Here's what Rod has done with the garden area.  Now there are some people working there.

Cemetery area
This is the cemetery area of the layout.  In our hometown, the one side of the street is a cemetery, and the town joke is that one side of the street doesn't talk to the other.  So, we had to include a cemetery.  In the hometown cemetery, there was a stone crypt with small holes in it.  We were never sure if the holes were peep holes to look into, or just to let any stink out.  We bought a mausoleum at the train meet, but it's not stone and has no peep holes.

Logging area

This is the logging area.  Rod just put down the stumps, the deer, and the squirrels.  The totem pole was a Disney World purchase in the Canada area of EPCOT.

Farmer's Market

And last, the farm market area of the layout.  Rod has added the people, the table of veggies, and more.  If you click on the photos, you can better see the detail.

And now, I'm off to the sewing room,.


Mary said...

Looks AWESOME! LOVE the farmer's market and the cemetery!

Pat said...

Great details in the train layout. I love the things "growing" in the garden and also the fruit tree.

JustCindy said...

Nikolas would pass out from excitement. He knows where every train yard is and tells you to slow down before you get to them. He has miles and miles of train track and every Thomas the train they make.