Just Us Girls

Just Us Girls

...one SMC's adventures in single motherhood.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Photo post: Birthday train trip adventure

Thank you for such a warm welcome back!!  It's such a pleasure to hear from my "blogging family" again, and it means more than you know.  :)

Instead of throwing a party for K's third birthday this past March, I decided to take her on a little road trip instead.  We had a blast--we traveled about five hours west to Durango to ride the historic train (on her birthday!) between Durango and Silverton.  She looooves trains, and she's still talking about the trip and asking when we can do it again.  It was a pretty big undertaking, so I don't know when we'll do that exact trip again, but there are several smaller trains we can ride that are a lot closer to home.

You can see that she was pretty tuckered out on the way back...she took a snooze in the sunshine on my lap.
What will have to wait till another post (sorry!) is what happened on the way home: we were between two small towns at about 8:30 pm when three deer lunged across the road, and I hit one, taking my car out of commission.  Something else K still talks about, when our car had the "crunch with the deer".  The story has a happy ending, but as wonderful as this day was, it ended pretty awfully.
To be continued...


  1. Please let me know what happened...
    By the way my birthday is also in March....it's a very Green Day...is that a good hint

  2. So great to see you blogging again!

    What a wonderful 3rd birthday celebration. She looks like she had a lot of fun! Very sad to hear about the deer, though.

  3. What a beautiful part of the country to travel through by train. Parties are nice, but this is a memory (and photos) she can enjoy again and again!

  4. Oh my! Glad your deer incident ended ok...what an awesome 3rd birthday for K!!

  5. So wonderful! And K is adorable. Look at that gorgeous hair!