Family Day: Mornington Historic Railway, for something different

Family Day again and one in which we’ve actually been able to schedule the entire family heading out for the day.

It hasn’t happened for a few weeks.

I must say, I’m a little rattled; as the last few Family Days we haven’t had to experience the “I don’t want to go!” and the “Family Days are boring!” and “Can’t we just have a stay home day, today?” for the last few Family Days.

I quite like it, but at the same time, I’m totally out of routine. I’ve found myself saying, in a firm voice, “We are going and you will enjoy it whether you like it or not!” when they’ve asked if they need a warm jacket or not.

Force of habit. That’s my excuse and I’m stickin’ to it!

There were a few delays in Getting Dressed To Leave, however …

Getting Dressed To Leave

We set off for the historic Mornington Railway. We haven’t been there for a while. Snacks were packed, plans were made to purchase a roast chicken and some rolls for lunch, at our destination.

Inevitably, due to careful planning, Grumpy Pants received a call and he was required to collect a skip. Our day was to be cut short, but not too short.

We arrived with 45 minutes to spare before the next train departure, which usually entails us wandering around to check out the wreckages of old steam engines, carriages and the odd dilapidated diesel engine.

Monkey Boy likes to wander freely, but this is often not an option. So we did the next best thing and ‘booked’ a ‘tour’, which saw us given a guided wander around the train carcasses with an exuberant volunteer.

I do love how they ooze exuberance and excitement when talking about the old engines.

I just want to take pictures and Monkey Boy, and to a lesser extent, Chippie just want to climb. Godzilla is ‘hungry’ and wants to eat and Grumpy Pants bails up the volunteers and asks lots of questions.

Still, I did manage to capture a snap of Monkey Boy

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