A few weeks ago we took Will to the Thomas the Train Outing at a local railroad museum. And, you may be thinking, "Well, that doesn't sound so bad!" And, it wasn't so bad, except for the torrential downpour. The rain was incredible. We bought tickets prior to the event, and it occurred rain or shine, so we went. Since we had been building it up for Will, we couldn't really NOT go, despite the weather. We met the Petreys at the event, and actually had a good time, even though we were all soaked head to toe. There were several activities to do, including getting Thomas the Train fake tattoos (Will's lasted for a week and he loved it) and balloon animals. The dads loved the balloon animals that their sons requested: Coleman wanted a pink dog and Will wanted a purple sword (Banks' comment: "At least your son got a SWORD.") Some of the activities, like putt-putt and the moon bounces, weren't available due to the rain, but the main event was a ride on an actual train! I think the train ride was a little underwhelming, probably because Will was anticipating an open-air train, like at the zoo (but, we were thankful we hadn't chosen the open air option!). What makes me laugh is that the boys didn't care ONE BIT that they were soaking wet the whole day; in fact, it probably added to their enjoyment.