A few weeks ago I learned there was this HUGE ‘Thomas the Train’ festival going on in Kentucky. I ran to my husband and convinced him that we needed to fly the kids out there because Liam is SUCH a fan of the show and it was our only opportunity to do something that he would really appreciate during his childhood. I was adamant even though it would have been SUPER expensive. Bill agreed and I calmed down. An hour later, he told me after a few minutes online he found the SAME festival happens all around the country and one was scheduled for this weekend in Connecticut.
Needless to say, our trip to Kentucky was canceled. LOL!! Either way – we made it there and I was SO HAPPY that we did. The trip was a few hours long (thanks to a massive rain storm and two lanes being shut down on the Throgs Neck Bridge) but it was so worth it.
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Like I said, we drove through the storm of the century to get to this darn festival. The kids were drooling on themselves as Bill and I made it through Connecticut. Oh and by the way – lightening hit the ground a few feet from our car while driving. NOT KIDDING! We were in the middle lane and the grass patch to the right of us got smacked with lightening. It was a LOUD CRACK!!! Bill and I looked at one another and then started to freak out. Well, I started to freak out and he kept saying we were in the safest place possible. It didn’t really help.
The tickets were $18 each and that gave you access to the entire fair. There were rides, balloon clowns, magicians, shows, trains to climb on, ‘Thomas the Train’ play areas – etc. Lots of fun for a pretty good price. All the rides were included in your ticket price. So the kids got to go on them over and over again. The only thing that wasn’t included was food and drink.
The actual ride was about 25 minutes long. They played Thomas over the loud speaker and the kids really believed they were riding one of their favorite cartoons. It was so sweet to watch.
After tattoos and face painting we headed out to the fair where we hung out for about 2 hours. There really wasn’t that many people there because of the bad weather (which cleared up as SOON as we got there).
Naturally, Bill made me stop in New Cannan on our way home. He had to sneak in a side road trip towards the end of the day. LOL! But that’s my husband. When we got home the kids played with all of their stuff and then passed out with smiles on their faces. It really was a great weekend trip.