Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wednesday Musings.

Donna was off early again to the truck company and the rest of the crew had another lazy cold rainy day here at the ranch, even little Sadie has to be coaxed out the back door to go potty, Boy did she learn fast.

I want to WELCOME another follower RONDA, RONDA'S RANTS & RAVES, by all means click and go to her blog today and read about a young man, who is a cancer victim getting his wish. What a great post. It will make you feel good for the rest of your day. Welcome aboard Ronda. Hope you enjoy reading about the antics at The Weeb Ranch and on our travels.

Donna has the restaurant tonight so me and the mutso's will be batching it. the are really something, they sleep then wrestle and play and run down the hall, and play tug, and then pester me to play tug, and then it is back to sleep time. If I lay on the couch or bed and put a movie on the both of them are up on the bed for their nap while the movie plays.

They really have a great life, and then when it warms up a little more it will get greater with the trips to the doggie park.

Took a couple of pictures of one of my passenger trains at the club, thought you might like it.


                               From the front,


                          From the rear.


This is where you would find me, The Tavern Lounge Car, having a cold one..


My Union Pacific train from the front.


The City of O'Fallon MO. Allows us the use of the Club Building so I decaled my Streamliner,  City Of O'Fallon.

Never saw a train I didn't like, When you were a kid did you ever watch one go by and see the people sitting inside, and wish you could be going somewhere, on some adventure, like them. I sure did.

Well that's about it for today, hope everyone is having a good week, Please be safe out there. Sam & Donna...


  1. I certainly looked at trains and wondered about the people I saw through the windows. I did the same when I rode the trains - looked out the window and wondered about the lives of folks living in the houses in towns & villages we went past. That's what I still love about trains - they go right through the neighborhoods and you have something to look at - unlike most of the interstate system.

  2. Great pics of the trains! You know Sam, way back when you would look at those trains and the people riding in them and wishing you could be on a great adventure....an RVer was born!!!!

    Its been raining here all day. Some really bad type storms/weather. I'm ready for this to end!!

  3. love your picture without the SNOW!

    I always wanted to ride in the engine of a train.....My middle Son Patrick was a Engineer on CB&Q in Lincoln, Nebr for 25 years after he got out of the Marine Corps. Now he is a Federal Agent for the Railway....He is a great kid and the only one I have left out of 3.....
    Don't look like I'll ever get a ride in the engine tho!!!take care Sam!

  4. I love trains, both the real ones and the miniatures. I'm sure you've seen this, but just in case. check out this youtube.


  5. thanks for sharing your thoughts with regards to riding the rails!..I always wonder where people are going and what are they going to do when they get there??..have a good one!..soon you will be out at the 'doggy park' everyday!!!

  6. Great pics of your model train, Sam. I used to like seeing trains go by when I was a kid too.

  7. The village that I grew up in (my Dad still lives there) has tracks going through it and looking out from the front of our house we look over the river and the train trestle. Every time I heard the whistle I would run to the front of the house and watch it cross the trestle, then wait and watch for it to cross down the road at the edge of the village. Still do if I hear the whistle blowing. I think the track is only used once a week now.

    Kevin and Ruth

  8. Great pictures of the trains. As kids I think we all would dream like that. Stay safe.

  9. Trains have always fascinated me for some reason. My grandpa (on my mom's side) made a whole town in his basement with a train station and train. He passed away quite a few years ago but I swear, when I see trains, I think of him. Thank you for making me think of my grandpa...he was a good man and I miss him terribly.
    Take care and God bless!