My husband likes anything with wheels, so we’ve managed to visit many different museums and historic sites dedicated to them, in our travels over the years.
We found the Sante Fe 5021 at the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento on our recent road trip.
He spent hours inside the excellent museum, while I was in and out, then toured Old Town.
We once visited Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where I took this picture of Bob in front of Big Boy Steam Locomotive # 4012.
I also took his picture in front of Steam Train #2023 at Heritage Park in Calgary, Alberta. In fact, we’ve visited several parks in Western Canada with steam trains, including one in Edmonton, where soon after we boarded Bob disappeared. A few minutes later he returned and said, “I hope you don’t mind. I’m going to ride up front with the engineer.” No, I didn’t mind, and the memory still makes me smile. 🙂
There’s no shortage of planes at the Museum of Flight in our hometown of Seattle. To be expected I guess, since Seattle was the birthplace of the Boeing Airplane Company.
We found more airplanes at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum in a less likely place – Hood River – where they were tucked in among the automobiles.
Planes and Automobiles
I enjoyed all the brilliant colors and shapes of the planes and cars displayed in the museum.
But not as much as Bob, who spends twice as long as I do, and reads all the fine print.
Fortunately for me, there are wonderful views of Mt. Hood next door while I bide my time. (He extends the same courtesy to me when I take twice as long when we visit gardens.)
By the way – do you know what all these pictures have in common besides the wheels?
Numbers! Thats why I’m sharing this with Sunday Stills.