Monday, 7 May 2012

A day out with Thomas

and Logan!  We had Logan to sleep overnight on Friday and on the Saturday we took him up to Buckfastleigh as they had a weekend of Thomas the Tank Engine and friends.

Not sure who was more excited Logan or us.  We got there just after 9.30 and climbed aboard the 10.00 steam train and travelled down to Totnes.  Below is the engine that took us down.

While we were at Totnes we called into the Rare Breed centre and Logan was happy to feed the goats, stroke the hedgehog and guinea pigs - he even got to give the squirrels some monkey nuts.


There was so much to do including looking at one of the smaller trains going around on the tracks set up specially for the day - here you can see both Logan and Ian watching them go round.  They did re-enactments of the Thomas stories, shuttles up and down short sections of the track, face painting - it really was great value for money and all three of us thoroughly enjoyed our time there.
We took loads more photos so I will hopefully try and do a mini album of them at some stage.  We left just after two and within seconds of putting Logan in his car seat he was fast asleep - a busy time for a little lad.

Yesterday Ian and myself took Max for a lovely walk, again starting at Yelverton and walking along Route 27 to Bedford Bridge and then we were able to walk even further along the route as the new bridge through Grenofen had been opened since we last went out there.  They'd built the new foot bridge where the old railway viaduct would have been, although the original viaduct would have been higher up.  After crossing the new footbridge we carried on to Grenofen railway tunnel a bit of a muddy entrance but the tunnel had been gravelled so we were able to walk thorugh although there was plenty of water dripping down followed by a muddy exit.  Sadly we were only able to walk a little further along the route before having to turn back and retrace our steps.  There is still a lot more work to be done to this route which I believe has got funding so it will be good to see how it progresses over the coming months maybe years.  We rewarded ourselves with a delicious cream tea at the Dartmoor diner on our way back home.

Today Ian was out for the day but I have had the company of David and family.  Elisha and Connor were happy playing in the sandpit for a while before Vicky took them over to the park for a while.  They also tried to help David and Bryan with cleaning the cars.

I have managed to get some stitching done today although not as much as I had hoped as I didn't know I would be having visitors.  I will post an updated photo of the Fat Man SAL tomorrow.

I hope everyone has had a lovely bank holiday weekend for those in the UK and a great weekend for everyone else around the world. 


catherine said...

Sounds like you've had such a busy time this bank holiday weekend. Looks as you all had so much fun with Logan and the trains
x catherine

angelwhispers said...

Little Logan & Ian do look so excited! Its always so lovely to take out little ones and see their little faces light up just so special! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend Linda with your hubby & family have a great week Love Chanelle xx

Karen K said...

Arh bless him, what a lovely time you all had.

Thanks for sharing

k x

Julie said...

The smell of steaming up and the chuff chuff as you travel along, there is nothing better. We have a steam railway close to us, Thomas often makes an appearance there too, he does get around doesn't he. Looks like your boys had a fun time Linda.