Follow the rails…

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A kid shrieks from the rear of the car, “Train! A STEAM train!”.

Do you remember the days when you were that kid? When did your wonderment of the world cease to be for you? Was it about the same time the stress of the world knocked heavily on your door?

Throw it all in the trash can for just a few hours and renew yourself with a childhood like energy level of fun. With steam trains in town this weekend, our family took the chance for a bit of time out and for a change, the adults clocked out as well.

Chasing the train down a side street, we chugged along in time at about 40kph as my wife snapped off camera shots. All the while, kids squealed (including the teenagers) at the puffing steam giant of the rails whilst I navigated and hurled excited advice. “Fire! Fire! get that shot..I WILL watch the road…Great..look kids….wahooooo!”

Running out of road did not mean running out of fun.

Off to the Bendigo station for some close up  shots before retiring to a nearby park for another hour or so. Boy did those triple dip slides cop a flogging in order to get all our energy out, adults included. Capping the day off was a no stress sausage sizzle / BBQ that rolled from a late lunch right through to dinner.

Remember the last time you were a kid for just a few hours and how the troubles of the world melted away…Go now, be a kid again before you come off the rails for good!

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Copies of these pics in HD are @ my redbubble site.

 

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5 Responses to Follow the rails…

  1. locoyard says:

    Reblogged this on Loco Yard and commented:
    Where it comes to steam trains, I am still very much kid myself! Excellent post and pictures 🙂

  2. Gary says:

    Love the photos, very nice ! They are very surreal. What ever you do, don’t grow up, be a kid, enjoy life and keep the photos coming !

    Cheers,
    Gary.

  3. These pictures are beautiful. The last time I was a kid, was actually very recently. I discovered my American Girl dolls and their hair was all covered in dust, so I spent an hour just brushing their hair. And I really missed tea parties… 😛

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