Phew! Whatta week! Acorn returned back from a fun weekend in Florida with Dad and Joyce- hot winds, cool pool and much relaxation for a tired farmer. She had to jog between terminals to catch a connecting flight but hey- she and her luggage both made it!
One day to 'catch up" on chores, as in replace the carburetor on the Massey Ferguson 35 tractor, and then a whole day spent behind the wheel- driving 3 hrs to Arkansas to see the Big Boy locomotive in action AND for a 45 min stop. Blind Hog and Acorn left after 30 minutes of train pictures, videos, etc and drove an hour north to a little crossroad town along the tracks. Set up, took a video of the train blasting through, then back in the car. 6 miles up the road to Poplar Bluff where the locomotive was to spend the night. After almost 2 hrs of standing in line for a spot on a shuttle bus, they made it to the rail-yard for 20 minutes of yet more pictures and videos.
Finally, it was time to leave and head back to the farm- a 2.5 hr drive. Bona fide railfans, Acorn cannot wait to chase the locomotive again.