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Christine Olsen
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Parenting blogger looking for train activities kids love
Parenting blogger looking for train activities kids love

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Batavia: Local Locomotive
BNSF engines on east Wilson Street in Batavia
Batavia: Local Locomotive
Batavia: Local Locomotive
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Crystal Lake: Pumpkin Train
It's Pumpkin Train season! This one was hauling passengers around Crystal Lake's Johnny Appleseed Festival.  Sept. 24, 2016 in downtown Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake: Pumpkin Train
Crystal Lake: Pumpkin Train
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McHenry Station
Metra stop  Worth the trip!   McHenry, IL   -- A lunchtime stop on the way to a state park took us to McHenry Station. Unfortunately, the building's Main Street Station restaurant was closed due to the Labor Day holiday. This wasn't a disappointment, though...
McHenry Station
McHenry Station
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Lombard: Yorktown Center Train
Ready to ride!   Lombard, IL -- With the big kids back in school, my preschooler and I took advantage of one of his last summer days to go on an excursion for just the two of us. I chose Yorktown Center as our destination since I had heard about the mall's ...
Lombard: Yorktown Center Train
Lombard: Yorktown Center Train
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Darien: Waterfall Glen
Darien -- The family spent Father's Day at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Darien this year. Despite near 90-degree temperatures, the comfortable humidity and ample shade kept our group hiking for a total of more than five miles. Our route stretched from ...
Darien: Waterfall Glen
Darien: Waterfall Glen
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Lisle: Morton Arboretum's Enchanted Railroad
Lisle -- Last January, our family trip to Morton Arboretum to see the Husky Heroes resulted in a disappointed boy. Seeing the sled dogs in action was fun, even without snow. Unfortunately, the same crowds that came to see the canines also  the Enchanted Rai...
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St. Charles: Christmas Village and Train Display
St. Charles -- The Christmas Village and Train Display at St. Charles Free Methodist Church delighted my boys when we stopped by on the day after Christmas. A layout of more than 10 tracks and 100 houses (according to their website ) gives visitors plenty t...
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South Elgin: Toys R Us
A kid-sized Percy!  South Elgin -- On a rainy day, it's always good to know where to find train play tables. For kids, of course, any day is a good day to explore Toys R Us. The train aisle in the South Elgin store is easy to find, thanks to a kid-sized Per...
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Trainspotting: Bartlett
Trainspotting at  Bartlett station :  "The closest we've ever been to a new Metra!"  (That's a  MP36PH-3S,  for those keeping track at home.)
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