Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Summer Vacation 2010- Part 1

This Summer, we decided to take our kids  on a fun yet educational, road trip. We packed our suitcase and headed west to the beautiful and breathtaking, Allegheny Mountains. Our destination spots were: Altoona, Cresson, Gallitzin, and Tyrone, all in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania!. We kept the trip a surprise for our two sons; we wanted to see the surprised look on their faces when we arrived at our destination. Our two boys, like their Dad, LOVE TRAINS!, and this area  is a railfan's dream come true as far as train watching is concerned. And boy were they excited!.
In Altoona, we visited the world famous Horseshoe Curve:

Kittanning Reservoir

Below is a westbound trailer train, led by a NS C40-9W and a Conrail SD-50. You can visit this area from  April to November. If you've never been there, is a beautiful place to visit. You don't have to be a railfan to appreciate the majestic

We visited The Railroaders Memorial Museum

Cute kitchen...totally my style!

We went to Gallitzin:

Watched trains:

In Part 2, I'll post about the remainder of our fabulous trip.
Hope you've enjoyed the pictures so far.

Big Hugs,



Irma' said...

Hi Rosa! Looks like you and your family had a great time. Hope you have a great day.

Irma :)

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Oops! I hit the button too soon and did not enter my blog name. I'll try again.

Irma :)