Monday, November 14, 2011

A Very Special Muffin Monday - Union Pacific Engine No. 844

Arizona is celebrating 100 years of statehood and as part of that year-long celebration, Union Pacific Steam Locomotive Engine No. 844 is making a ceremonial Arizona Centennial journey along the historic Southern Arizona "Sunset" route ... and the engine had a stop in Phoenix.  And that's pretty cool because a steam locomotive hasn't passed through Arizona since 1977.  

Engine No. 844 is one of the largest engines ever built - so it's quite a thrill for train lovers - both young and old.

So naturally, the Lucero men made their way to the train station to check out this gigantic railway marvel!

A news reporter from our local Fox TV station took the above picture.

Jonathan called me while there to say they had just been filmed on our Fox station, but by the time I turned on the TV, the train segment was almost over - they had aleady shown my men.   A few minutes later, I got a message on Facebook from somebody telling me she thought she just saw Christian on TV.  So ... SOMEBODY saw him!    Too bad I missed it and couldn't record it.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Go Speed Racer, Go!

It has been a few weeks since I've taken Chrstian out on his tricycle, but he's gone out with Jonathan.

Last time I took him out, I'd need to push him along sometimes ... and he'd come to a halt if his tire ran off the sidewalk and into the grass or rock.

When we went out today, however, it was a different story.  First, he was going so fast that I couldn't keep up with him.    He went up the little hills by himself and didn't let a tire off the sidewalk bother him one bit.  I was amazed at his progress in such a short timeframe!