Thursday, September 3, 2009

I could have flown to LA, but instead I took the Overlander to Auckland

Our train left the Wellington station before 8am on Sunday and we arrived home in Auckland after 9pm that night. A long train ride is what I wanted, and a long train ride is what I got!

At about the halfway point of our journey we traveled through a national park. The views were lovely, and a much needed distraction:

The other great distraction was watching the steam engine get attached to our train.

Since this was the first ever Steam Engine Sunday, I spent our steam engine time looking out the window and feeling bad for the livestock that were scared to death by this smoke belching monster! It was running of the bulls and rams and ewes and calves and chickens and sometimes even children! As much as I enjoyed the steam engine I was glad when it was over and the animals in the paddocks surrounding the tracks could relax and ruminate again.

This is how P spent the last 6 hours of our train ride. She didn't miss much.

It was a great ride, but I only need to do it once in my life. Next time we'll sail there.


Anonymous said...

hi.. just dropping by here... have a nice day!

Jenn said...

Sounds fun Amy! If you are ever so inspired again, please let me know!