In our never-ending quest to fill the final few days of summer vacation (it was a heavy lift, particularly for mom), we set out for a Saturday excursion on the Austin Steam Train. Starting in Cedar Park, we trained 44 miles to the old depot in Bertram, Texas. Then… we turned around. It wasn’t the most thrilling train ride, but it was quirky fun. Each car was from a different era, and all the staff train geek volunteers. Maybe if it were two hours vs. the four it took (with some unexpected delays).
FUN FACT: we learned what different train whistle combinations mean. HEEEEEEEREEEE COMMMMEEEES THE TRAAAAAAAAAAIN.