After church we enjoyed driving through some residential neighborhoods in downtown Baker City with beautiful old houses, each distinct. Then we grabbed a quick lunch and headed off to the Sumpter Valley Railway. We got to ride an old train with a steam engine!
At first T was really unsure abut this. I think he was afraid the engine would be really loud like the scary airplane earlier this summer.
But as the train got moving, he enjoyed it more and more. K looks really tired in the pictures, but she liked the ride a lot, too. When we got back to the cabin she began pulling chairs into a line to make her own train. And she was the conductor, of course.
On the return trip we rode in one of the open outside cars. It made for a beautiful view of the mountains, though bumpier, and we got a fair amount of ash blown on us from the engine smoke stack. K was terrified her hat would blow away and kept at least one hand firmly planted on it during almost the entire half hour ride.
It was a fun ride and I'm grateful we had the opportunity to do it.