Davis "drove" one of the cars, calling for us to stay out of the way if we walked in front of it, or else we would get hit by the train.
Noah loved climbing up with Davis, but drew the line at wearing the hat.
When they found the engine, they were both in heaven. Davis loved the train whistle that really sounded and he blew it over and over (by pulling a lever), calling, "All aboard. Anyone who wants to ride the train, come on!" And then he would take imaginary tickets at the door. Noah walked in and out of the engine, each time waving out the window to me and saying, "Bye-bye!"
After dragging them away from the real train cars, we found the model trains that traveled from room to room and we had to watch . . . and follow . . . and watch . . . and follow them for quite some time. Almost as much as watching the trains, Noah loved running up and down the ramps.
After thoroughly enjoying the museum and the trains outside, I thought it might be fun to have lunch at the Union Grill. Well, that was pretty anticlimactic, after the glory of the trains. It wasn't disastrous, but I was glad when we were done eating. On the way home, Davis asked if we could get hamburgers for lunch. I told him we just had lunch, and he replied, "Oh. I thought that was a snack." Lesson learned. McDonald's will always be the favorite and I really shouldn't try to impress my own kids with lunch at a nicer restaurant. But all in all, it was a very fun morning. I also loved the nap/movie time when we got home.