Yesterday, toddler-boy and I went on a train trip. We wore scarves and gloves, beanies and two jackets. There are no windows on Puffing Billy and the temperatures in winter are quite chill for Australia.
|Nanny and toddler boy in front of the train engine|
|Louis the volunteer|
I haven't been to Puffing Billy since I was a child so I had a child's delight in rediscovering the fun of travelling very slowly up a tree covered hill in Dandenong Ranges.
|up the hill and around the bend|
I mentioned to Louis that it would almost be faster to walk but getting somewhere fast is not the point of Puffing Billy. If I had been a little less svelte challenged I would have eagerly sat on the window ledge with my legs sticking out. Toddler-boy was happy to do so while the train was stationary at the platform.
|Toddler boy sitting on the window ledge|
We stopped at Lakeside for an hour and a half and had lunch by the lake (yes there is one) with a few colourful companions.
|Rosellas at lunch|
You can look at all the professional photographs and read about the mountains and the train on the official sites if you follow the links but here on my blog I am just going to tell you I had a fabulous day. Thank you Louis and the Puffing Billy team.