Sunday, October 21, 2012

Mommy's Birthday Prezzie

Let me start out by saying this... Mommy HATES train rides! She had a bad experience on a train like 87 gazillion years ago and still to this day HATES going on a train. Daddy use to work for the railroad many, many moons ago and thinks they are great.

So what does Daddy do? He takes her on a fall foliage train ride for her birthday. So Mommy puts on a brave face and off they go.

They drive over an hour to get to the train station. Mom is pleasantly surprised that they have such a beautiful museum to walk around.

This is the largest railroad  & toy train museum in NY State. If you love trains, you should go to their web site. Their site is impressive.

They even  have an extensive fire fighting collection

Now you're talking Mommy's language!

More than 7000 artifacts and a 204 foot long operating train layout!


They even had a sign just for Muffin

Mommy & Marty
Marty our train conductor

Mommy was very brave and was trying to conquer her fears. She took this picture looking down between the train cars while the train was moving very fast.

OK first off, Daddy sucks at picture taking! This is Mommy standing on the back of the train with the doors all open around her.

The beautiful Erie Canal

The snow plow

This is the locomotive that was pulling our train. They disconnected, went down and switched tracks, passed us and reconnected on the other end.
This is the crazy man who disconnected us!
Dead train yard
Train personnel playing with their smart phones! Guess that makes me the dumb one (once again) for being on a train where the workers don't pay any attention.
I actually stuck my head out the side of the train to take this picture of us going over a very high bridge.
Passed a lot of very old, but beautiful buildings
All in all, it was a beautiful day for a train ride (IF you like trains...)
Then we stopped at a country store
Yummy ~ fresh sprouts
Daddy then took Mommy to one of her favorite places for dinner
Daddy's Margarita came in a girlie glass! Mommy celebrated her birthday with Tanqueray and Tonic.
Caeser Salad
Prime Rib veggie soup for Daddy

Prime Rib Strogonoff for Daddy
Yes, this place is famous for their prime rib.... Mommy had the crab legs (that she showed in her post the other day). And to end a perfect evening.....
Baby hot fudge sundays
Mommy said "It was totally worth going on a train ride as long as I can eat at Red Osier afterwards!"
Lily Belle & Muffin
p.s. We spent this day with our Aunt Rona and Doxie Freeda. We shipped Grandpa Bob off for the day. Mommy was able to relax and didn't have to worry about any of us all day long.


  1. Wow, Lily, your mom and dad had an exciting adventure! Life is more fun when you take risks! Thanks for posting all the great photos. We should have some of our new place soon. The curtain man is here putting up rods. The man said, "co-tin-road," and Lady didn't understand who was calling!

  2. Lily so glad mum had a lovely relaxing day away from the daily stress of life. We wish her well. Have a super Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Hey Lily!
    Wow, your Mom had a great day...even with the train! She was oh, so very brave. Looks like the dinner was worth it! BOL Tell your Mom happy barkday from me.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  4. What a wonderful day! I am glad she was able to enjoy it!

  5. Sorry you had to endure the train ride to get your nice dinner, but that museum looks pretty interesting.


  6. We loved the experience, Mom & Dad had to go back and look at the food twice. Dad says next year if the train ride is on yor dad can tkae him in lieu (Awesome big word there Dad) your Mom. He loves trains. Even though she doesn't like trains, seems she had a good time.

    Your Furiends
    Susie & Bites

  7. BaaaaWaaaaah they had somethingy SPECIAL.. just fur MUFFIN. That must have made your mom laff.. on her scary train ride.
    OMD OMD the FOODS... OH THE FOODS. Wish we could at least SNIFF that.

  8. Our Dad says that your Dad can come visit us anytime so they can play with Dad's train layout- Dad is drooling over the museum- we love the sign since we used to live in Medina, OH! (peeEss your mom can come too- she can try and keep WHN out of trouble!)

  9. Hi Lily we came over from Molly's to tell you what an adorable and precious post about you and your BFF Freeda.
    Mom went AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH when she saw the pictures she especially likes the one with the ear over the eye
    Oh and OMDs my dad is a TRAIN brain too. His specialty is O scale. He is a member of a train club
    Hugs Madi

  10. Wow what an awesome day!!
    Benny & Lily

  11. Well it is said that you should give a gift that you'd like to receive yourself. Guess your dad was just doing that! BOL!

    SHE loves trains! SHE'd go anytime. We're very glad that your mum was so brave conquering her fear. She deserved that dinner as a reward.

    Happy Birthday (late) to your mum.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  12. I'm glad that she overcame her fears & had a great time!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  13. I'm so glad she had a (mostly) good time!
    Love ya

  14. Happy Birthday to your mom! I loved the sign just for Muffin!

  15. Lily you had more comment which I posted this morning, Please be so kind as to let me know your nomination for next Sunday. Have a great Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  16. What?!? All those foodable pictures and they didn't give you any one of those in the scrumptious pictures? No humping? LOL. Muffin, you mischievous little weenie.

    Happy Belated Birthday, Mum.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  17. I loved seeing your entire day. I have Union Terminal in Cincinnati. Use to be a really big hub for trains. I go over there for train rides.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog
    Sweet William The Scot

  18. Ok I snickered at the do not hump sign. WOWEEE looks like you had a fabulous birthday. I have the envies going on!! :)

    Sarah & le Weens

  19. What a wonderful barkday!! Our Mama grew up in a "railroad" town....ouw Grampie drove trains!!!
    Mama took the train to Wienerfest in Ontario, a couple of years was a horrible ride....just not what it used to be!

    But she still luvs trains!!

    (((Hugs)) your friends
    Oskar & Schatzi

  20. Woof to you Mommy Kim!!!! I hope you had a wonderful birthday celebration. Love the baby hot fudge sundaes and sign that really spoke to Muffin. Much love to you, Lily Belle and Muffin - XXOO - Mazzie


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