My parents came up over the long weekend to visit us and spend time with the boys. It was a perfect winter weekend, close to 60 degrees. On Saturday we went to the Baltimore and Ohio Train Museum. The museum is in an old roundhouse, and they have many life size replicas of old train cars. They also had an outdoor train exhibit and a train ride on the old track.
The B&O railroad began operation in 1828, and the first trains were pulled by horses. Even though rides were bumpy, there were many train accidents, and roaming animals were a danger, the convenience of traveling by train still outweighed the burdens of the 1830s and 1840s. Pretty amazing!
There is something nostalgic about the railroad, thinking about what the U.S. was like during these times, and how it shaped our country to what it is today.
It was also neat to see how the trains evolved over the years, and how reliant our country is on this mode of transportation.
Grandma woke up with Caleb each morning, so we got to sleep in - thank you, thank you!