When I found out Thomas the Tank Engine was coming to Nashville I immediately thought of our youngest son. Not long ago he was a huge fan as was our oldest son when he was the same age. I decided to ask him if he'd like to go see Thomas as a part of his birthday present. I was surprised & pleased at his enthusiastic "Yes!"
We set out on a sunny Sunday afternoon just Mommy & Bugs. He was looking forward to it & asked questions the whole drive there. At the entrance we were first greeted by a friendly lady who gave us our tickets. As we entered there were two very friendly gentlemen who greeted us & gave us a map. Off we went!
Our first tent was the play tent. They had several train tables set up for the kids to play. There were also coloring pages. We took those home for later.
His next choice was to ride on the little train. It went in circles around the lot. We enjoyed it & waved to people as we drove by.
Here is the front of the train. For our first ride Bugs chose for us to ride in the caboose.
They had a few blow up bouncies & a slide. I really liked the fact that everything but food & drinks were included in our ticket price. No having to dole out more here & there. It was all paid for!
He loved it and came up smiling! LOL!
Here he goes again! See the big smile on his face?
It was a riot to watch him.
These were neat. He posed by his favorite train, James.
More friends to pose with.
We even got to be a part of the show!
The highlight of the day.......meeting Thomas!
Mommy, Bugsy & Thomas
Mommy, Bugsy & Thomas
We even got to meet Sir Topham Hat!
Our tickets to the ride of the year.
Inside the train car. And guess who is pulling the train? Yes! Thomas!
The other cars were all packed. Hee, hee!
Comfy in our air conditioned train car.
On the ride back we switched sides so we could see the scenery on the other side of the train. It was neat that we could actually do that. If we hadn't been last in line we wouldn't have been able to. Sometimes it pays to be last!
To say he loved the train ride is an understatement. =0)
An event to remember.
This time we sat in the front car and had the train all to ourselves.
What a treat!
This is the train car we rode in.
We stopped in this tent to watch a video & listen to a story.
The kids went inside & got to toss around giant balloons.
When they came out they crawled out of his trunk.
Peek a boo!
Jumping in the Bouncy House.
He picked James his favorite.
We thought the tall seats & table were pretty cool.
I really had fun with my little boy. It was great to have one-on-one time with him. I could tell he loved being able to choose what we did & when while were were there. He is already asking about going back next year. And he has been playing with his Thomas trains & tracks ever since!