My youngest daughter’s school has a science club for the kids. It’s called Discovery Club, and it’s in partnership with NASA. The kids love it, lots of fun and hands on science experiments. Last month they each got to build a robot.
Saturday they all met at the train depot for a ride on the Thunder Mountain Railroad, with stops along the way to perform some experiments.
The TMR is an older train that originally ran in New Orleans. She was sent here, and now they do special runs during the year, dinner cruises, who-done-it murder mystery trips, things like that. During the trip they usually have an employee tell about the history of this area as we are travelling through it. There’s even a place that’s a cave that was used by outlaws to hide horses they had stolen and were taking to go sell elsewhere. It’s called Picket’s Corral, (Picket was the name of the gang).
Parents and family got to go along too. This is our 3rd time riding. When Thomas the Tank Engine was here, I was a volunteer, reading to the kids while they waited for their turn to ride. As a thank you, the TMR later took the volunteers and their familys on a really nice dinner ride. They have closed regular cars and a few that are open air. I enjoy sitting in the open air ones… (I get motion sick).
This trip was wonderful, and, the weather was perfect.
We saw all kinds of wildlife, foxes, coyotes, ducks, geese, pheasants, deer, and lots of domesticated animals, cow, goats, horses, etc.
I really needed a 35mm and a telephoto lens. Between the lag of my digital and how fast the animals high-tailed it outta there. I kinda got a shot of the deer, but that’s about it. On the way back my batteries died. lol
The Dam we go by is Black Canyon Dam. It’s very close to here and a popular spot for waterskiing and picnics. I hope you enjoy the pictures. It just kinda gives you an idea of what the area looks like. BIG HUGS, Steph