A Ride on the Downeast Scenic Railroad
Paul is bit of a train enthusiast so for Father’s Day Hannah and I took him for a ride on the Downeast Scenic Railroad. Yup, we played tourist in our own backyard. The 90 minute excursion likely covered all of five miles and the scenery was mostly downtown Ellsworth and a stretch of wetland between Ellsworth and Washington Junction. Still, enjoying the train on which Thomas Edison was once the engineer made for a fun outing.
On the platform, getting ready to board.
Hannah, gracefully tolerating her father’s enthusiasm.
We were blessed with a picture perfect, windy day.
The engine re-connecting to the train again moving the locomotive from the front of the train to the back for the return trip.
Paul, ready to take on the engineer’s role.
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