That just about sums up what we're doing tomorrow. Okay, I'll explain.
Geo discovered a short cut the other day which cuts about five minutes of time off our daily commute (we both work in the same area). A section of the short cut is through what Dinks has dubbed the "spooky forrest". She really likes driving through it at night. She insists she sees ghosts. How cute.
Along the "haunted" route, you pass by a post office, the Bryn Athyn Post Office. Geo pointed out a few days ago that the post office looks like it was a railroad station in a previous life. I asked how did he figured that.
"From the tracks running next to it. Duh!"
Okay, so I lost points on not observing that one.
The next day I looked and lo and behold, tracks! I told Dink and now they are the "spooky tracks". I love her little imagination. So, I got to wondering, "What train used to run on this line?"
Maidink turns to Google® . Maidink discovers something very interesting. My daughter wasn't too far off when she called them the "spooky tracks". The tracks were once part of a rail line that stretched from Philadelphia to Newtown PA. Digging further, I found out that these very tracks are home to the Woodmont Train Wreck of 1921.
I gave Geo the info. Tomorrow, we are hiking the tracks, with the Dinks, to check out the very spot of the wreck. I'm completely psyched over this. No, I'm not kidding. I love this stuff. And Dinks will think it's great because it's something to do with trains.
Photos will be posted.
I hope it doesn't rain.
After our little outdoor venture, what better way to spend some quality family time than going to The Gun Show at the Valley Forge Convention Center. That's not a typo. Here's the scary part, children under 12 are admitted free. I would think children under 12 were barred. Oh well.
Sorry, no photos will be posted. Photography and recording equipment of any kind is banned. I can tell you are all very disappointed.
To make up for it, I'm insisting we go out to a nice restaurant after the show. I mean "nice". I don't want my food order given over a microphone, received in a wrapper on a tray, or my utensils in platic baggies along with the condiments and a napkin. I'll allow flip charts on the table showing the special of the day, but that's it! We'll see ...
So that's our Saturday. Lord knows what we'll do on Sunday. Dinks and I will head to church, but after that, who knows.