Trains are an important part of the Goat family. When I began dating Mr. Goat I realized that trains would be discussed, visited, and chased (yes chased) quite often. I figure I had two choices. I could 1. Learn about them and find my own interest in the hobby or 2. Space out and ignore the family when they talked rails.
I chose to learn about them. Of course that was before I knew there would be random pop quizzes from FIL (so not kidding).
However, with 7 years of marriage and 10 years together, I am quite indoctrinated in the love of trains. I have even talked about it a time or two here before.
It is no surprise then that baby goat's first train ride needed to be well documented. The opportunity arrived on our drive back from my friend Kate's wedding in Chicago. We hit Wisconsin Dells and it was time for a break, and as it turns out we were just in time to catch the last train of the day at the Riverside and Great Northern Railway. It features a 15 gauge railroad with a real steam engine. As it turns out it was the perfect introduction to trains for baby goat.
I didn't get a chance to post these photos due to baby goat's hospitalization and then my job drama, but it is time to put them here for posterity, or at least a few of the many (many!) photos that such an occasion required.