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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Crystal Lake: Pumpkin Train

It's Pumpkin Train season!
This one was hauling passengers around Crystal Lake's Johnny Appleseed Festival. 

Sept. 24, 2016 in downtown Crystal Lake

Monday, September 5, 2016

McHenry Station

Metra stop 
Worth the trip! 
 McHenry, IL  -- A lunchtime stop on the way to a state park took us to McHenry Station. Unfortunately, the building's Main Street Station restaurant was closed due to the Labor Day holiday. This wasn't a disappointment, though, because the up-close sight of two parked Metra engines delighted our railroad aficionados.

Love the old RR hardware on the
front door of Main Street Station

A dinner for another day
Lunchtime's Plan B took us to Windhill Pancake Parlor. Rumor has it they have trains, too, but we only got as far as enjoying the dining room's copious Americana decorations.

At the yummy Wind Hill Pancake Parlor:
We need this sign, too! 

No worries! Having a reason to return for further explorations is not a bad thing!