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[Feb. 16th, 2008|05:38 pm]
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Zeno loves Thomas the Tank Engine more than anything in the world. He begs for it everyday. Anyone else's kids crazy about this train?
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From: thesmorphoros
2008-02-17 12:12 am (UTC)
If Zeno loves trains, you should check out the Hill Country Flyer run by the Austin Steam Train Association. These steam train enthusiasts collect, restore and then run old steam engines from Cedar Park to Burnet. They also do special runs especially for kids of a much shorter duration. Here's the URL:

http://www.austinsteamtrain.org/sched.html
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[User Picture]From: najwa_maryam
2008-02-17 01:38 am (UTC)
that is a seriously brilliant idea! I think I will book passage on that thing for the day before the Gogol Bordello show, since we will be there that weekend.
Y'all wanna go?
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From: thesmorphoros
2008-02-17 02:33 am (UTC)
Hey, these days, my kids would prefer to go with y'all to Gogol Bordello than a train ride! But it's good to know that you will be in town that weekend; it's my birthday and maybe we'll have a party on Saturday. I'll keep you posted if we do.

The train ride is pretty long - six hours - for a little guy like Zeno; It might be better to try to get him on one of the kid ones around the holidays. I took my mom and my niece's son (who also totally loved Thomas the Train) on a Dr. Seuss evening one where the Cat in the Hat comes out and reads bedtime stories. He was about 3 at the time and had a total blast. You definitely have to book those well in advance, though.
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[User Picture]From: jessaries
2008-02-17 05:00 am (UTC)
To add to that a real sized Thomas tours the country, it visits Austin in October. Here is the austin info, but I'm sure Dallas gets it too: http://www.austinsteamtrain.org/dowt/faq.html

My autistic nephew is obsessive with Thomas. He's had 7 Thomas birthday parties and owns everything Thomas. It. is. scary.

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[User Picture]From: tristan_moore
2008-02-17 01:18 am (UTC)
Alex looooooooooves Thomas the Train!
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[User Picture]From: breck403
2008-02-17 04:01 am (UTC)

Toot toot

I occasionally like to watch the show myself. Btw, there is a great old train museum down at the State Fair Park grounds.
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[User Picture]From: luxcanon
2008-02-17 01:56 pm (UTC)
Thomas is cute and all, I guess, until you find out his dad is BLAINE THE MONO.



Edited at 2008-02-17 03:51 pm (UTC)
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