This is a picture from last month - waiting for the train to cross on a rainy Saturday morning. Just like I'll always think of all the fighter jets zooming over our house in Maryland, I will always think of trains and tracks and crossings around here. I had no idea how much shipping is still done by rail. It fascinates me. Even though a train like this can make for a bit of a delay, I consider it a good day if we are first in line to watch it cross.
The kids are obsessed with Thomas right now. Not sure if there's any conscious connection between the real-life choo-chooing and the blue guy on TV, but either way, you could say we are fans of the whole "train" genre at the moment.