Yesterday, after an overnight stay in Palestine, TX, the kids and I took a ride on the Texas State Railroad - from the Palestine station to the station just outside of Rusk. It was a beautiful day, and the trip on the 70 or so year old train was wonderful. That part of Texas is beautiful: rolling hills, a river and many creeks and ponds, farmland, forests. Just wonderful.
Here's Kira (bottom right corner) as we waited to board the train.
Parker and Kira, still waiting to board the train!
We had many seats to choose from, and the kids took advantage. Someone was always riding backwards, it seemed!
Here's the station as we pulled into Rusk. It's beautifully restored, and the lunches they served were good, too!
And here are some photos of the front of the Rusk station. It's just gorgeous, including the picnic grounds in the last photo.