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Friday, July 27, 2012

Visit to the Island of Sodor

Or just downtown Snoqualmie for the Thomas the Train World Tour. Okay, okay, maybe it is not a world tour........maybe it is.......we don't know. What we do know, is Thomas the Train was in downtown Snoqualmie and we were going!

The day before he pulled into the station it was 80+ degrees and not a cloud in the sky. The day of......... well a VERY different story.

We got bundled up and pulled out our umbrelas to brave the torrential downpour. It rained so hard that they had a puddle in the middle of the exhibit. It was quite an inconvenience for the kids who were really excited to play. Mason could have cared less, he splashed in the water a bit and moved on to listen to..............

The music on the stage. They had a man with a guitar singing children's songs and Mason loved it and danced!

We saw the posters of Thomas and all his friends.

Then it was time for the real deal...........Thomas himself!

Mason did not like taking a photo without us so he was actually throwing a tantrum here ha ha.
A Graham cracker fixed him right up!

Then it was time to climb aboard and get ready for the ride. Thomas was to take us to the crest of the Snoqualmie Falls and back and Mason was STOKED!
Keeping warm!
The windows were stuck in the down position so it was a touch cool
I tried to keep up with his head tilting........can't do it. He is pretty flexible.
"Look Mom! Out there!"

He loved standing on the floor feeling the movement below him. We were chugging pretty fast!
Getting close to the falls. A great view of the Salish Lodge and the new construction to better harness the water's power.
The crest of the falls.........below...........268 feet of sheer waterfall bang for your buck

Check me out! Love the ride!
Look how far down it is Mom and Dad!
Downriver from the falls. A 300 or so foot cliff is literally right outside the window!
Wave to the cars!
This is Sir Topham Hat. He is the boss of the rail yard on the island of Sodor. Think CEO of Trains that talk. Tom does not trust him at all and refused to take a photo with him. In fact, Tom, while watching hours of Thomas the Train with Mason, has decided that he is the cartoon Andrew Carnegie or J.P. Morgan.  
Even Mason thinks he might be a touch skechy!
Little man's first tatoo.......I can only guess others will follow later in life. Thomas sure looks good chillin on little man's arm!

Worn out from a long day, Mason donned his Thomas shirt and resigned himself to bed. Next time he tours little man...........next time for sure.


  1. It looks like a really fun day! That train ride must've been beautiful! I love that Mason loves trains, so cute. When the boys first started watching Thomas the Tank Engine, the head guy was called "The Fat Controller" instead of Sir Topham Hat!

    1. "The Fat Controller" is more appropriate in my opinion. He is a tyrant who constantly barks orders at the trains. One of the shows, I am waiting for the trains to derail themselves and tell him a thing or two! ha ha