Yesterday we celebrated our country’s independence, and Patrick, Katie and I celebrated by taking a train along the coast to Rockaway to view their fireworks show.
Since the train departed from Garibaldi, we took a mini road trip to the coast, filled with chit chat, gossip and cupcakes.
We arrived early and milled about the train depot, taking advantage of the small playground and collection of old equipment.
Aboard the train, we were complimented on our dress by the variety of older ladies seated around us, as well as by many people who inquired and asked us the question that we are no stranger to… “Do you dress like this everyday?”
The trip itself was pleasant and filled with lovely things to look at. Once at Rockaway, we stepped off the train and snagged some popcorn to enjoy the show.
The train ride was put on by the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad. OCSR hosts historic train rides aboard vintage rail cars daily during the summer and on the weekends during the other seasons. They also put on special events, such as this one, and others including one for picking pumpkins, meeting Santa Claus and Mother’s Day.