Last weekend after "grandsitting" we high tailed it to Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. There was supposed to be a huge train show there and Far Guy had been looking forward to it for months. When we walked into the mall we both looked at each other and said "This is it?" One track with a couple of old guys and a kid, nothing to swap, nothing to buy unless you want to go to the Hobby Shop. Far Guy was so disappointed, I felt sorry for him. It was a good set up to create awareness about the hobby of trains, it was just not the type of train show we were expecting.
I visited with a number of men, these train guys are really friendly, the place was packed..you could hardly walk. Far Guy was like a little kid grinning from ear to ear! I took his first few bags of treasures out to the car and walked Chance in the rain..then we sat in the overhang of the building and enjoyed the rain falling.
I did make one purchase. Something for Far Guy to add to his collection on the wall upstairs in his train area.
They are giving away a door prize, it is a Lionel Nascar Train Set O Scale..Far Guy says he hopes I win so that I can begin my very own train layout upstairs. I know there are many women that are involved in trains, I am just not one of them..I am more of a support person..who likes to stop at all the Antique Shops along the way to a great Train Show! :)