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Monday, June 10, 2013

Lisle: Morton Arboretum

When is a train not a train? When it's a tram! This past weekend we attended an event at Morton Arboretum, which included a tour of the arboretum's grounds on their Acorn Express. For reasons we can't determine, it was not at all what the toddler wanted to do with his day, so trying to convince him that it was a fun choo-choo or a truck with neat people trailers unfortunately did not work. (Thankfully, he dozed off a few minutes into his loud protest.) The older kids, however, enjoyed the chance to sit back and watch the scenery go by. At the arboretum, the real draw for kids is the children's garden, which is where we spent most of our day. The tram is a nice break between hikes, though, and certainly gets families farther into the grounds than most will likely get with young children.

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