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She’s doing a theme for each week and this week is Railroad/Train/Train Tracks. Make sure you visit her post (if you haven’t already) to see a nice collection of photos. I pulled photos from a few ‘adventures’ on the Alaska Railroad to share here.
Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop Boy Scout Trip
Last Summer, the older boys and I went on a day long trip with their Boy Scout Troop. We caught the train in Anchorage, rode it to the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop, and then caught it part way back to Anchorage before transferring to a bus. They’d never been on a train before and I’d only taken the few minute ‘sample’ ride as a child.
Short “Sample” Ride in Anchorage (Spring 2012)
The younger boys and I went to the Alaska Railroad open house this past spring. After standing in line for over an hour, we got to ride the train for about 15 minutes. It was just enough to give them a taste for it and want a longer trip in the future. My only regrets for that visit was not eating a big lunch before we arrived (as they were starving by the time we left) and not having heavier jackets to wear. Thankfully, there was another family in line with us that held our place so I could take the boys into the static displays to get warm and break up the wait.