Not many people get to fulfill a dream at such a young age. You see, D is a train FANATIC. And Keith surprised him with the ride of a lifetime. Last Thursday, he went on a day-long business trip with Keith over to East Tennessee and got to drive a train all by himself. ALL BY HIMSELF. For an hour and a half.
It was a full-sized locomotive hauling empty limestone cars up a mountain. Over the course of the 17-mile journey, D. sat in the conducter's/engineer's/driver's? seat and pushed the right buttons, pulled the right pulley-things (good thing I wasn't driving, huh?) and had a BLAST. As you'll see on the video, he rang the bells at crossings, sounded the horn and looked like such a big boy!
I was so proud as I watched this, I think I shed a tear or twenty.
Blame it on PMS-- Proud Mama Syndrome.