It's been great living a mile from the train station, for a variety of reasons. Close enough to be convenient, but far enough away to not hear it; that is definitely the key! But when you have a little boy who is infatuated with cars, trucks and trains, taking him on a train ride (even if it's just a few stops) makes me Mom of the Year. When there's not much going on on a weekend morning, we can walk to the train, take it to the next town, have breakfast and make a quick stop at the bookstore, then catch the return train back in time for nap.
Here are a few pics from a recent trip when Daddy joined us for a "secret train adventure"! It was a secret because we didn't want to deal with a screaming toddler if we missed the train. We're sneeeeeaky!