Pumpkin Patch Festival via Western Train Museum

Pumpkin

On Saturday we went to the Western Train Museum’s Pumpkin Patch Festival.  You will recall that we had gone on the train a few weeks ago: http://theblogofteresa.com/trains/ . During that ride they let us know about this festival.  It was a short train ride and it was packed full of people and excited kids. When we arrived,  I understood the kids’ excitement. There was a lot for…

Jorinda and Jorindel ~ T Twisted Tale

Jorinda

This is a story is getting the “T” treatment. It was originally told  by the Grimms’ Kinder und Hausmarchen which translates as Grimms’ Children’s and Household Tales. We know them as Fairy tales. A note about this story: This was originally written as the witch being an old Fairy.   The Victorian era gave us the ethereal fairy that is eternally…

Spanish American War and Bad Meat

war

  The Spanish American War was the results of the Cuban struggle for independence.  The newspapers of the time in the USA described in great detail Spain’s measures to halt the rebellion in Cuba. American sympathy was with the rebels.  The demand for intervention grew even louder when the battleship, the USS Maine, was sunk in Havana. The Maine had been…

Annie and the End of the World Part 9

Annie and the end of the world

Annie and Arthur stood outside of the door to the cabin arguing.  Annie was not feeling it. Who knew how long it would take to disarm all the booby traps. Arthur had other ideas about the place.  According to him it was perfect. There were deer and rabbit in the meadow and he had seen signs of turkey.  There were plenty…

Western Railway Museum Trains pt 2

trains2

The second train ride we had  was an example of the interurban rail system. Again this was also electric. I always thought that the telephone poles you see next to the train tracks were  the remnants of the telegraph lines, but it turns out that some of them were electric lines to power the trains. The interurban train got it start when…