Did you know that next week is National Train Day? One of my fondest memories is taking an Amtrak train across the U.S., starting in Syracuse, New York and ending in Grand Junction, Colorado. The opportunity to see so much of the country from a train was honestly what made it one of the most memorable trips I've ever taken. At every big city stop, we'd tour around the city with people we met on our journey, which proved to be really interesting and really fun. That level of congeniality amongst perfect strangers is something that I've never witnessed during any other mode of travel. Amazing!
Our friends at B. toys are celebrating National Train Day with Amtrak by giving away a set of Stackadoos so children can build their own trains. Just leave a comment, telling us the place you'd like to visit next! I'll randomly draw a name and announce the winner on Saturday, May 12th! Here are some more details about National Train Day:
Join Amtrak on Saturday May 12th, in celebration of National Train Day and learn about all the different ways trains touch the lives of people and families around the country!
The celebration will take place at train stations in New York City, Philidelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles, as well as numerous other stations throughout the country. The events will feature live entertainment, interactive exhibits, culinary demonstrations, kid's activities, model trains, tours of Amtrak freight and commuter cars, and private railroad cars! To find an event near you visit: national train day.
National Train Day marks the 143rd anniversary of the creation of the nation's first transcontinental railroad. On May 10, 1869, in Promontory Summit, Utah, the 'golden spike' was driven into the final tie that joined 1,776 miles of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railways, forever transforming the face and character of America.
♥ giveaway rules:
eligibility: open to all Aesthetic Outburst readers, worldwide
how to enter: leave a comment on this post (one comment per person, please)
entry deadline: comments will close on Friday, May 11, 2012
winner selection: 1 winner will be chosen at random
winner notification: On Saturday morning, I'll announce the winner.
claiming your calendar: send me an email at hownowdesign (at) yahoo (dot) com with your mailing address and I'll pop your Stackadoos in the mail! Winners must respond within three (3) days of notification or forfeit the prize, in which case an alternate winner will be selected.