Cole is really into anything that goes these days, so what a better place to explore than the East Troy Electric Railroad! I have lived in SE WI my entire life and have never heard of this place until I was researching Summer Bucket List ideas. This historic train travels about 10 miles from the East Troy depot to the Elegant Farmer and back again. There's a darling little museum with amazing train set ups and a yummy old fashioned ice cream shop right next door to the depot.
|East Troy Electric Railroad Museum & Depot|
|Cole, the trolley motorman|
We climbed aboard, conductor hat and all, excited to see what this adventure would bring. We sat right behind the conductor on the way to the Elegant Farmer, making for a very loud ride. Cole was a little spooked by the loud train whistle that blew at every crossroads, but was quickly reassured with Daddy's arms and goldfish crackers.
We had a very quick lunch at Elegant Farmer and then got right back on for our trip back to the depot. This time we sat at the very back of the train- Cole must have been relaxed since he fell asleep in Dad's arms heading back.
|Cole had to check out the "tractor mow"...|
|Finally we see his little face!|
|heading back to the depot|
|The enclosed train passed us on the way back...|
Cole's now home and "choo-chooing" his train across the living room table...I guess he liked the day!
|Eyeing up the parked "choo-choo"!|
|Come Back Soon!|