Thursday, February 19, 2009


Love is a funny thing. Why do we fall in love with the people we do? Why do we love to do certain hobbies in our spare time? And why do children, very early in life, express such interest in certain things?

We live about 1/4 mile away from a very buy set of train tracks. There are DC area Metro trains that go by about every 5 minutes, large CSX locomotives that lumber by many times a day and of course the speedy Amtrak Acela Exress trains. Even though we've lived here for more than 5 years I never much noticed these trains. Well I do now.

You see, Danny LOVES the choo choos! The front bedroom of the house is the best viewing area and if he stands up on a little step stool he can be perfectly entertained for long periods of time. Every time one comes by he yells "Choo choo!" It's very cute.

And the drive over to Jenni's is the best. We have to cross a set of tracks and when those arms go down, those lights are flashing and that big train chugs by, the boy is seriously fascinated.

We just saw on TV that the fares on Amtrak to NY are very low right now, so we may travel up to see friends. I just wonder if it will be as fascinating to be ON the train as it is to SEE the train. Oh well, if we're lucky we'll get to see other trains passing us anyway. Yeah!!!!

Have a great day everybody! -Monica

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