Day One: Road TripOne of the good things about travelling in June-the sun is up early too. Last time I went it was still dark when we pulled out. We were a bit late. Franz wanted to leave at 6 and it was closer to 7. We also took a different route. A stop in Carlisle, PA to pick up an engine and another stop in Bedford to pick up parts from Master Taylor's house. Then we stopped at Sheetz near Altoona to get lunch and headed on through Punxsutawney to Coolspring and the power museum.
The first thing we did was to stake out our tent spot. Xyra had a headache so after filling the cooler she took a walk to clear her head. In the flea market she found the perfect cooler cover! When she got back it was time to set up the tents.
We put the big tent up first and then mine. Tris made herself comfy right away. I had a sleeping bag for her, a light one for me and the heavy one as back up. You never know what kind of weather you'll get!
Of course, I had to try out my spot. Almost fell asleep too, but Tris nudged me and told me it was time for a walk.
Off we went!
It was getting cool so I stopped at the truck to grab my sweatshirt and change my shoes
One of the first things we noticed was a new engine in pieces outside the Power Tech building. It's big! Not as big as the Snow, but still way bigger than we are.
From there we headed down between the buildings to see the field and flea market. Both sections were really full!
Our home for the week.
I love lights. These aren't the really cool lights. Xyra couldn't find the ones with the remote, so she packed the back up lights. They work well, just no dimmer.
Day TwoDay two was really, really wet. Spent most of the day in the Power Tech Annex with the Hvids. Tried to get a picture we could call Iron Rain, but rain can be hard to photograph. These are a few of the engines that were running.
Xyra volunteered to work a shift at the entrance gate. She had fun and met a lot of people.
Dinner was a potluck in the F.E.H. or Friends building. Xyra's banana sour-cream cake was a hit.
More tomorrow. Do you have any questions about the engines? Do you have a favorite photo? What time do you usually leave for a road trip? Do you like tent camping?