We recently took a little weekend trip to WV to ride a historic steam engine and spend a few nights in a caboose! The train departed from the town of Cass and took about 2 hours to get to the top of Bald Knob, the 3rd highest peak in WV (but at only 4,700 feet) where our little red caboose was waiting. The caboose is set in this big beautiful meadow next to a scenic overlook. It was equipped with a little gas refrigerator, a real coal burning stove (which we didnt get to use because it didnt get even close to cold), 3 nicely padded beds, and a nice sitting/dining area. There is also a bathroom facility on the other side of the meadow. We rode up the mountain on the train along with about 100 other people, at the top we got out with all our stuff and the rest of the people left to finish out their scenic trip. Once the train left it was so quite! I cant remember the last time I experienced that kind of silence. Living in the middle of a big city in a big apartment building next to a fire station, we seem to get used to background noise so this was a fun change. (Click the first line for a link to the official website)
Avery and our weekend home
Getting the hang of these things, he wanted to spy on the cows on the farms below
The steam engine and a view of the train cars we rode up in
The scenic overlook where we spent alot of time hanging out
We did alot of sitting, napping, blowing bubbles, throwing rocks etc.
The beautiful view around sunrise from the overlook
The discovery of Cheetos and how many can he fit in his mouth, I think he is taking lessons from the squirrels
Our wildlife friend, she was not afraid to come close. I on the other hand got pretty nervous.