Puffing Billy - Melbourne Australia
by Nanna Maz
Puffing Billy carriage, hot dogs and 3 excited kids
Day 2 of our Host Family Excursions saw us all up high in the Dandenong Ranges.
Here we boarded the Puffing Billy Locomotive
at Emerald Lake railway station (Lakeside) for a ride on a train that has to be the most publicized locomotive in Australia.
We were all lucky to have struck a cool but not too cold or wet Melbourne day and the little green steam train chugged through the gum trees on its way to Gembrook, higher up in the Dandenong Mountains.
Shu moved from one side of the train to the other capturing the most delicious photos of Melbourne's countryside. he took great delight, in fact we all did, waving to the little kids standing at the side of the railway tracks as the Puffing Billy tooted past.
Oohing and Ahhing as we crossed over bridges and streams, he even did the kid
thing sitting on the edge of the carriage and dangling his feet over the side.
He marvelled at the friendly crimson Rosella parrots and the tame Kookaburras at Emerald and the flock of Cockatoos flying through the trees at Cockatoo.
What a great day we had showing one of our favorite Melbourne Attractions to our Japanese Guest.
Well fed, well entertained and very tired we headed home to rest up until our next little adventure.