Jackson loves Thomas the Train. We took him last spring to Grapevine to spend the The Day Out with Thomas. He was just learning about Thomas and had a blast, so we decided to take him to Rusk to see Thomas again. We decided to keep it a secret just in case something came up and we couldn't go. I couldn't bear disappointing him. He had no idea what was about to happen. As we were on our way to the train depot he spotted that special color of blue through the trees. "Taa!" he shouted. He was so excited! We barely got to the train on time. Within minutes the train departed. We sat for a moment catching our breath. We practically ran from the parking lot to make it in time. Jackson pointed out all of the Thomas decor and named all of the engines he saw decorating our train car. Matt and I looked up and were surprised at the emotion we felt. We sat teary eyed enjoying watching Jackson being so incredibly happy.
The whole day was filled with fun. There was a train tent, a bubble station, live music, bounce houses, and of course a gift shop! Jackson was so brave and had his picture made with Sir Topham Hatt. Jackson had a passport that got stamped at each station. When he filled in all of his boxes he took it to the gift shop to collect his prize.
We couldn't have asked for better weather. It was a wonderful fall day and we filled it with many special memories!