Up early and had coffee with my bride, it was not raining and it actually looked like we might have some sun later in the day.
About 09:30AM Sam,Donna.,Karen&Linda jumped in the truck and headed north to Laona Wi. It is about a 1 1/2 hour drive north from Karen & Steve’s, What was there, Lumber Camp #5 and it’s logging railroad pulled by a steam engine.
We arrived just after the 11:00AM train had left so we waited for it to return. At noon we all boarded the train and Sam got to ride in the cab of the steam engine. What a thrill, Karen said it would take all day to wipe the grin of his face.
Donna waiting for the train.
Donna,Karen&Linda in the Depot.
The train arrives.
Sam in the fireman’s seat.
Sam’s view going down the tracks.
Karen taking a picture from the car behind us.
Tractor at the logging camp.
After we toured the logging camp we waited for the train to take us back to Laona Station. We all decided to ride the caboose.
Sam and the Conductor in the caboose.
Linda, Donna & Karen in the caboose.
All to soon our train ride was over and we headed back to Steveo & Karen’s place.
We had a great BBQ’d chicken supper and talked for awhile before calling it a night.
Tomorrow we will be heading south and stopping at a campground for the night in Illinois, before heading to the Weeb Ranch in Dardenne Prairie MO. on Sunday. Donna has to be back at work Monday.
We have had an absolutely wonderful stay at Karen & Steveo’s their hospitality was great and it was a great stay despite the weather.
Hope all is well and everyone had a good week out there in blogland, Before I forget here is a windmill for Mike McCall.
Here ya go Mike.
Be safe out there. Sam & Donna…..