Thursday, May 6, 2010

Saturday Is National Train Day!

I just returned from a second grade field trip to the North Carolina Transportation Museum. We traveled to the museum via an Amtrak commuter train. The kids had a terrific time. Most had never been on a train before. The children all agreed that they would much rather travel by train if they could.

The train host informed us that this Saturday, May 8, is National Train Day. Saturday will mark the third annual National Train Day honoring the 141st anniversary of the opening of the first transcontinental railroad in the U.S.. This special day was started to show how trains have transformed America. Many of the largest cities in America are hosting special events for National Train Day. Click here to find out if something is planned for your area.

If you are looking for a field trip for your family this weekend, take your kids on a train. You will not be disappointed.

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