For a special treat, we took Emma Claire to ride the train at New Hope Valley Railway. Our friends, the Kings, came along with us. The ride takes about an hour including time for them to move the steam engine from one end of the train to the other to pull you back. Emma Claire loved it and stayed propped up on the window sill for the entire train ride. Several weekends later she asked in the sweetest voice, "you take me to ride the choo choo train today?"