Jul 24, 2012
During our trip to Pennsylvania we spent a morning/afternoon at a nearby train station called Strasburg Rail Road. It’s set up so that you can take a ride on old restored trains.
There are different types of cars that you can ride in, from a completely open train car with bench seating, right up to air conditioning with tables and chairs and food service. We chose the air conditioned one with food service! It was a very hot day, and being indoors with a beautiful view of the countryside with a lunch was very nice! It’s not super cheap, but it’s a fun experience.
They give you a “hobo lunch” served in these fun bandanas right off a stick, just like a “hobo” back in the day. haha.
You get to choose your main dish off the menu (we had the philly cheesesteak, which to me was more like a meatball sub), but then you also get a homemade chocolate chip cookie, a baggie of chips, and a dish of baked beans (made without pork! yay!).
We also had a choice of lemonade or iced tea. Personally I would’ve rather had water, which wasn’t an option, so I had lemonade. It was even served to us in glass jars! Love it.
Later in the day we went to Sight and Sound Theatre to see a production of “Jonah.” It’s a telling of the biblical story of a man named Jonah who avoids what God has asked him to do and ends up being swallowed by a whale. You can read the whole story here.
It was a great production with incredible sets! They portrayed the water and waves so well, and they included a bunch of live animals that made it so fun! It was a fantastic show. And despite the picture, I promise my niece enjoyed it…
Have you ever been to Pennsylvania? Have you ever ridden on an old train? Do you like live musicals?