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8.6.13

Day Out With Thomas in #Chattanooga (Part Two)

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You made it back!
I told you yesterday that I would be sharing more pictures from our Day Out With Thomas...
We really had a great time and I loved that there were so many photo opportunities that we not just Thomas related.
Broxton was able to get a picture in front of an old train:
Of course we had to get the Picture in front of Thomas:
Daddy and Broxton with Thomas... 
 Mommy and Broxton in front of Thomas :
I think he was over the "say cheese" moment.  

Then, I took a few other photo's of the area:
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is a great place to go and spend the day.  

They have an actual rail station with the ticket counter and stuff.  This man was just too cute sitting there chatting with everyone, I asked if it was okay for me to post his picture online... so no worries!!!
 This crane was doing different demonstrations showing how it could lift such a big weight limit.
Of course, everyone was in awe of watching that, so we had to watch for a bit.  
Besides pictures of Broxton, this was the most fun for me to photograph!
As soon as I saw it, I knew I was going to have a blast!!!
What a beauty!!!!

If you have a fan of Thomas, you need to check out the Day Out With Thomas event.... There is more than likely one near you!!!!  (There is another near us in October, but we have done that previous years!)

If you are ever near the Tennessee Valley Railroad (Chattanooga Tennessee)  and you have ANYONE that loves trains...   I highly recommend going and checking it out... They have a restaurant there and so many things to check out!!!

7.6.13

Day Out With Thomas - 2013 #chattanooga

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IMAGE CREDIT: DOWT
For the past couple of years, we have been lucky enough to take Broxton to the "Day Out With Thomas" event closer to back home.  It has always been with my parents and for the first two years, they really seemed to enjoy it.. but last year, they seemed like they had sort of outgrown it.  

The whole purpose of us going to South Georgia was to see them, so I told them this year they weren't "on the hook" to go and that I would take Broxton to the one up closer to us.  
I am SO GLAD I did.  
We actually drove up to Chattanooga and went to the event up there.  
It was like night and day between the two locations and we all had a blast!!!

I can honestly say that although my parents were sort of "over" the whole event, they would have still had a ball going to the DOWT held in Chattanooga!!!!

Of course, we get there and the SKY is about to bust open in a down pour.  No... I do not have an umbrella in the car... No, we are not near the house to run and grab one...
 
 But - lucky for us... (and pretty much EVERYONE else there that day!)  They sold Thomas KID umbrella's!  Broxton had to have one, of course.  I know I am sweet, but not sweet enough to melt, so Marc and I were okay.. They did sell poncho's, but I was not that worried about it.  
The signage letting us know what all was every where.
Once you arrive at the Event, you immediately walk into "Sodor Island" there are all sorts of things to do.  They had a row of tents set up with different vendors selling things and sitting area's for food.  They also had the play area for the kids to enjoy..
Big Train play area.  They had several train tables.  Some were a bit long, but Broxton managed to find an area that he could run all around playing on. 
 This kid will play with trains for hours if we let him.  We had to pull him away so that we could check out everything else, since we had never been to this location before.  
 Since MegaBloks is a sponsor, they had plenty of toys for the kids to play with as well!

The thing that was cool to Marc and I?  Since it was at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, we were able to learn about the old trains too!    This was a blacksmith that was doing work and then selling his creations.  
Broxton looking out the window on Thomas as we leave the station.  
 You know, Daddy drives a train for a living...but he had NEVER had the chance to ride Thomas until that day... So of course, he was having a great time with Broxton!!!
 As with all DOWT events, they had even MORE fun area's for enjoyment.  You really do get to spend the DAY OUT WITH THOMAS!!!  They had a mini golf section.  
 An entertainment tent  for resting and relaxing!
 They had a petting zoo.  It was free to enter and pet, but you could buy a cup of snacks for like a dollar to feed them as well!  (some of the kids were a bit nervous, so they just stood on the outside of the fence and watched.  )  
Broxton and daddy had a great time feeding the animals and they both loved seeing this little baby!

We had a great time and I can not wait to go back again...  For sure, we will be doing the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Thomas event again!!!!

Come back tomorrow... I have even MORE photos to show you!

6.6.13

NFL Football Camp Near Atlanta

I am so excited to tell you what is going on here...
We have the boys up visiting for Summer Break and of course, with a house of boys... It is always GO GO GO ...    The youngest of them is 12 and he is really into football.  As in he has played for different football teams since he was in second grade.
He loves it and not only shows a passion for it, but he is really good at it.
He actually had a coach that used to play in the NFL and he even had to talk about how he was such a good player!

That being said...  
I love opening up emails and finding surprises.
I opened an email and saw that there was a football camp being held by a couple NFL players...
I KNEW that I would want to take the boys to it.  If only one was able, I knew I wanted it to be the youngest, Marc!!!  Nothing against Caleb, but he is more into basketball.  Luckily, they are both able to go!!!!

Here are the details:
NFL Summer Football Camp for Andre Fluellen (Chicago Bears) & Ronnie Brown (San Diego Chargers). The camp will be held June 22nd – 9am-12pm at Cartersville High School, Cartersville, GA. This is a FREE camp for boys 5th-12th grades. However we will have health screenings, free lunch for campers and their families, etc.
See the PRESS RELEASE: 
Andre Fluellen, defensive tackle of the Chicago Bears has once again teamed up with running back Ronnie Brown of the San Diego Chargers for the fourth year in a row to host a youth football camp in their hometown of Cartersville,GA.  The camp will take place June 22nd, 2013 at Cartersville High School from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
“I look forward to bringing this camp to Cartersville every year,” says DT Andre Fluellen, “being able to provide this camp with my long time friend Ronnie (Brown) and fellow NFL members is the icing on the cake.We look to not only provide the kids with the unique opportunity to interact with players but stress the importance of working together and perseverance.”
“Our camp mission is designed to motivate & encourage self confidence in these kids through the fundamentals of football,” says RB Ronnie Brown, “I believe that limits are like fears, they are often an illusion. In addition to teaching football techniques, we strive to promote the value in education and following your dreams!
This year’s camp will feature the following NFL Players:  Carlos Rogers (San Francisco 49ers), Jason Campbell (Cleveland Browns), Carnell "Cadillac" Williams (Auburn teammate), Sammie Hill (Tennessee Titans), Calvin Johnson (Detroit Lions), and Channing Crowder (Miami Dolphins – Retired). The camp will also feature special remarks from Matt Santini, Mayor of Cartersville. Sponsors for this year’s camp include: Meadows Heating & Air, Cici's Pizza, Cartersville McDonald’s, Carmike Movie Theater, Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Chick-Fil-A, Walmart, Disney On Ice, Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Bruster's Ice Cream, TCBY Treats, Arby’s, Burger King, & Little Caesar's Pizza.
For information regarding registration please contact:

Britt McGill
Cartersville Parks and Recreation Department(Dellinger Park)
100 Pine Grove Road, Cartersville GA 30120
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (770) -601-6175

It really sounds like it is going to be so much fun!!!
Of course, I will post more pictures afterwards...
Head on over for more information now!!!!


 
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