Ashley had made him a shirt just for the occasion and Manny was super excited. So by the time we made it there, it was 4:27 and the last train was at 4:30. Originally we weren't sure if we were going to ride the train, but decided to because A)it was FREEZING and we didn't feel like doing any of the outdoor activities, and the sight of Maeva shivering made me feel guilty and B)this is the last year Manny will get to ride the train for free. The
overpriced train ride was nothing special - just a regular train ride (at a snail's pace) but Manny was in awe the whole time.
After the train ride, we took pictures with Thomas and then hightailed it to the car. It had been in the 80's all week and was like 35 that day. I hadn't even bought Manny's winter coat yet (not that he'd wear it anyway - he hates wearing coats). But the look of SHEER JOY on his face when he rounded that corner and came face to face with Thomas? Made it all completely worth it. He still talks about it often, and loves to look at the pictures from it. Maeva's frost bite has since faded, but Manny's memories will last forever.