Emma and Nana’s Train Trip to Texas

My wonderful Mom, aka. Nana, had the awesome idea to take Emma on a train trip from Oklahoma City to Ft. Worth to visit Robin’s parents.  Robin’s Mom had surgery a few weeks ago so Mom thought this would be a way that Emma could see her Pops and Gigi but Mom would mostly take care of her so Gigi wouldn’t have to over-exert herself while she’s recovering. Also, Mom knew this would be a special memory for she and Emma… and it truly was.

Mom read about the “Heartland Flyer” in the Tulsa World.  It is a train run by Amtrak and runs daily from OKC to Ft. Worth.  The trip left at 8:25 on Friday morning and got to Arlington a little after 1:00pm.

Here is the train station in OKC:

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Walking into the train station

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Emma cuddling with Bunny while getting ready to get on the elevator to go to the train platform

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Emma and Nana getting ready to board the train!

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Daddy handing off Nana’s luggage

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Getting ready to find a seat- she was so excited and didn’t really seem nervous at all!

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What a BIG girl!

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Foster REALLY wanted to go too… Nana told him she would bring him when he’s 5 years old too. :)

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Nana said the trip there went really well.  Emma and Nana played a travel game where they looked out the window for certain things and found most everything on their list!  They also played go-fish.  There is a snack cart on the train that they visited on the way there and back.  They said it was really hard to keep your balance when walking on the train.

I drove back to get Nana and Emma on Sunday evening.  I waited at the train station for about an hour because the train was late- it was a FULL train, with lots of people getting off at several different stops.

My view from the train station at night.

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Here comes the train!  I could hear its horn long before I could see its lights.  My heart started pounding hard when I saw the light- I was so excited to see Emma!

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They made it!  Nana, thank you so much for taking Emma on this awesome trip.  And thanks Pops and Gigi for hosting them in Texas.  I know Emma will be talking about this for months!

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