Family Field Trip: Frederick Maryland
This is part 2 of yesterday’s post. To read part 1 click here.
So where were we? Ah, yes. We were just enjoying a little trip down memory lane outside the church where I waxed all nostalgic and may have gotten misty eyed thinking about how a day 11+ years earlier started us on a path to creating a whole new family…
Sob! Where’s that box of tissues? Found it. Okay, let’s continue, shall we? Sniff.
We walked along and stumbled upon the Road and Rails Museum. We went in to look at model trains, which our youngest is completely obsessed with. While we were there, I noticed they had an exhibit behind a pair of theater-like red curtains. I asked about them and the man behind the counter said, “The museum houses one of the largest miniature world model train displays in the country.” Well now, that sounds interesting. How could I pass it up? So, I handed over $22 (yeouch!) and we went behind the curtain. Our collective gasp was audible.
I must admit, it was incredible. The amount of work! The detail! I mean the square footage of that display?! Crazy. I can’t even imagine how long it took to put together. Dave and I were impressed. But what did the kids think?
Hey kids, can you do an interpretive dance that expresses your feelings about this exhibit?
After that bit o’ surprise, we hit the Frederick Coffee Co for a little treat for Dave and me. I am fueled by caffeinated beverages, ’tis true.
Next, we ducked into the very charming Juliet’s Italian Market and Café to look at stove top espresso machines. We had a conversation about taking the cannoli. We decided to leave it. I’m pretty sure it is the exact opposite of what we were supposed to do.
The last trip of the day was to a battery-free toy shop called Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts. It is completely lovely and I’d highly recommend you check it out.
We spent a fair bit of time in there. And yes, we did end up adopting a sock monkey.