In fall 2011 my best friend A and I decided the coolest thing ever would be to stay aboard a train caboose cabin at Wildlife Prairie Park. Unfortunately for us, we decided this in November, and the train caboose cabin season only runs April through October. So, October 2012 was picked, and a full eleven months of anticipation ensued (and a Baby A was born!). But it was worth the wait! How much fun it was to sleep in a train car (that even had built in motorized rocking motion to simulate a moving train!) and wake up in a beautiful natural area. Plus, they have lots of neat animals to see there. Here are some of the highlights,
Here we are! (Friends A, J, and Baby A not pictured)
We took two train rides while we were there. It was a little bit strange because the park puts on a big night-time Halloween event which includes a haunted train ride. It was running in the evenings on the same weekend we were there. So, the train loops were all set up with their Halloween decorations, which M was dead-set on taking pictures of every piece.
These two were the strangest:
Stuffed animal cemetary
creepy skeleton animals with party animals painted on the reverse!
M conducting the playground train
We really enjoying hiking the grounds seeing bison, reptiles, very territorial wolves, wild cats, live stock (a donkey tried to kick me!), and many other animals.
But most of all we enjoyed sleeping in a caboose! How cool is that?!
The family boarding the caboose!
Caboose cabin #2!
Big 4 year old conductor!!