Ladies, gather your glue sticks and paper ephermera, and head to Union, Ill. for the second Scrap-A-Train weekend this weekend, May 3-4. You’ll won’t be dissassembling trains as fun as that may sound. The first 150 paying adults each day will receive a coupon for a make-and-take project featuring a train-themed scrapbook page. Bring the kiddies along too for more exhilarating possibilities. Thomas the Train has made past appearances so that could entice them nicely along with a rich dinner with ice cream and French fries afterward. If this weekend doesn’t work for you, take Mom for free on Sunday, May 11, Mother’s Day. Union Railway Museum is a fascinating look back (and possibly forward) to all the public transportation vehicles that made travel in the U.S. possible. This writer especially enjoyed riding on a North Shore Line railcar last year. If you don’t have time to ride the rails, be sure visit the blog, which was updated today by Robert Kutella.
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