As part of our adventures to southern Colorado Clint and I decided to take the kids on the Durango-Sliverton steam train. We kept it a surprise for the two months leading up to the morning of the trip and didn’t tell them till we pulled into the parking lot at the train depot. They were beyond excited. I was a little worried because the train was a little over 3 hours one way and then a bit of time in Sliverton for lunch and then the 3 hour trip back, I didn’t know how the kids would do confined for that long. In all honesty I don’t know why I worried, they were so excited to be on the train and they loved looking out the windows and talking to the conductor that the time flew and they were great. The conductor even came by at one point and told us that she had never seen such well behaved kids and they were doing better than some of the adults on the train. We had seats on both sides of the train car and so they would switch with each other to see things. We had a bit of a delay getting to Sliverton so we didn’t have as long as planned for lunch. We found a little hamburger place and enjoyed out lunch and some ice cream and as we were finishing up it began to rain. And RAIN, and RAIN and we ended up running back to the train in a huge down pour. We made it but we all looked like we had gone swimming. I was super thankful that I had spent a couple extra dollars on each ticket for the closed car that had windows that could open and close. I felt bad for the people in the open air car because they just got pummeled with the rain. Whoever was selling ponchos that day in town made quite the haul. The train ride back was just as fun, Caedmon and Paxton both took little naps on me, but those didn’t last long before they were looking out the window again. We had a blast and everyone enjoyed the day.