Wednesday, April 29, 2009
York, Part One
Yes, we went to York on holiday, home of the National Railway Museum, the largest railway museum in the world. It houses the only bullet train outside of Japan, the fastest steam locomotive in the world, the Mallard and so much more. Oldest adored the place. He kept talking about going back to the train museum every day that we were in York.
While we were there, we met up with my sister in law and her family for the day. It was nice to see them, and catch up a little bit. We took a lot of silly pictures, even tried to get the three boys to sit together nicely for a photo but we didn't quite manage a good one. Oldest helped out during storytime by waving a flag and blowing his whistle at the station. It was cute.
When we were finished, he said to his cousin, C, 'you can come back to York tomorrow, OK?' and was disappointed when we told them that C was going back home. He loves his little cousin. He kept giving him hugs and kisses and holding his hand. It makes me sad that they live far enough away for us to not see them regularly. Luckily, they're here for the bank holiday weekend coming up.
This is York Railway station. We went there to sit down and have a drink and N took Oldest to see the trains that came in and out of the station. Oldest adored it all. He kept making train noises and tooting. He still is, actually. Everywhere we go he pretends to be a train and chugga-chuggas along.
Imagine his excitement when Oldest realised that the B&B we'd booked was close enough to the train tracks that he could see trains whooshing past by looking out of the window next to his bed? He stayed up late every night waving to those trains with that same excited look on his face.