Hurricane Sandy

Hi Everyone,
Sorry no video today. We spent Saturday together as a family on a train ride and then yesterday preparing for Hurricane Sandy that is expected to hit us later today. It's looking to be pretty bad. We normally don't have Hurricane like weather here, they usually downgrade or weaken to tropical storms by the time they reach PA but this one is coming at us full force. We are expecting lots of rain and high winds between today and tomorrow night. Schools have already been closed for today and tomorrow so Ethan is on his way to work with me this morning and we plan to get home early before the nasty of weather starts.

Here are a few photos from our train excursion we took on Saturday. It was lots of fun.

Scott, Ethan, and I on the train

Ethan hanging out by the train at our stop. 

Ethan's squished quarter that was run over by the train. 
The engine being moved to the back of the train for the ride home

The train on the roundtable getting ready to be put back for tomorrow's excursion. 

The trip was so much fun. You take a 40 minute ride and stopped at a depot not to far away from here. They have stands set up where you can buy lunch and hot cocoa and then watch the engine being switched from one end of the train to the other. It was a lot of fun to watch. After you get back you can go to the round house and watch the train on the roundtable be moved back inside. They have to put the train inside to keep the coals going as it was being used again for the next days excursion.

Well we are off to work and then back home to settle in for the storm. Be safe to all of you in the path of this hurricane.
Hugs,
Christina
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19 comments

  1. Awesome weekend sis!! Love all the pictures and the video you sent me via text....I LOVE TRAINS!!! Maybe E will let you put his quarter in PL - that's cool :) Be safe sis. I'll be praying for my PA family!! Hugs, T

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  2. A wonderful family pic! Hope you don't loose power during the storm.

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  3. Is this the Strasburg RR? I've been on that. Looks like such fun.

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  4. Looks like you all had a fun day! Train rides are one of our favorite, too. We're in Phila, and looking at some very nast weather today; my office is closed, so my husband & I will be (hopefully) dry inside. Hope to do some cardmaking today! Stay safe everyone. BethAnn M.

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  5. How fun! We have a train museum in my area that my little grandson likes to go to. Looks like you had a great outing.

    Best wishes that you all stay safe and dry....with no damage...and lastly that your power does not go out so that you can get some crafting done!

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  6. Amazing weekend! BE safe! I will pray for you and your family. best

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  7. Praying all will go well with you and your family!

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  8. Best wishes during the storm - your family will be in our prayers!
    Noelle

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  9. Hope all you folks in area where storm will hit come out safe and minor damages,from a Texan that has been through many hurricanes.

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  10. I pray you and the family stay safe as well as those in the path! I am in New Castle, DE and expecting to get hit too.

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  11. You, Scott, and Ethan are in my thoughts .... living in Florida I have a healthy respect for this kind of weather. Be safe. hugs, eileen

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  12. Sounds like lots of fun! Stay safe and dry

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  13. Stay safe!!! We live in NE PA, so we've battened down the hatches.

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  14. Beautiful photos and the train ride looks like so much fun! Stay safe and you guys will be in our prayers!

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  15. Beautiful photos...Stay safe...

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  16. That brings back so many memories. My Dad was a railroad engineer on the Southern Pacific Railroad, first on steam engines and then when diesel came he got to be an engineer on them until he died. We were poor and never went anywhere, so I only got to ride on the train once. Ethan will remember that trip all his life. I hope all of you are safe from the the storm and don't have any damage.

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  17. I hope the storm does not hit you too hard. Keep safe. My son studies in Philadelphia and I am really worried about this storm. It already hit us here inthe Caribbean, we had lots and lots of rain and bad weather for 3 days. Hope everything turns out ok!

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  18. I pray that you and your family are safe!

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  19. Hoping you and your family are safe. Praying for everyone out east affected by this storm.....

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