Last week E attended a friend’s birthday party held at the home of “The Train Man,” this retired gentleman who has built an over-a-mile-long miniature train track on his property. Riding the full circuit took about twenty minutes and we even went through a tunnel. E was over the moon with excitement and Mimi and I thought it was pretty cool too.
The Train Man and his wife allow families in the neighborhood to enjoy their property (swimming pool, sports courts, huge covered patio, etc…) free of charge; people just have to call ahead and schedule their visit. He said that he gets 4-6 families a day who come by to ride the train. While we were there they were super nice and didn’t bat an eyelash at a herd of preschool boys running in-and-out of their house to use the bathroom.
It was lovely to meet people who have done such magical things with their home and who are so interested in giving back to their community.