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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Small Town Fun

{Small Town Fun}


So, the kids and I learned a few new things on our trip to Nebraska! First we learned about smashing pennies on a railroad track, I had never done this before and it was pretty fun! No need to worry, I looked online first to make sure that there was no threat to the train from our pennies; there wasn’t.

We put out pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters; 11 coins total.

We waited for the train, which didn’t take long since they were coming every 10 minutes. (If you read my original vacation post you will know how exciting that was, since our hotel room was a few hundred feet from the track. The hotel is also at a “honking point” for the trains J )


It came, it crushed and it left


 
We had the hardest time finding all of the coins! Of the 11 we laid out we only found 2 pennies and a quarter. We had a great time and the kids thought it was the best thing ever, totally worth the lost money!


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24 Comments:

At March 24, 2011 at 2:36 AM , Blogger Crystal said...

Wow! How fun! Were the coins really flat?

Crystal
http://kennedymomandwife.blogspot.com

 
At March 24, 2011 at 9:23 AM , Blogger Sarah said...

Yes, they were really flat! The quarters were the coolest!

 
At March 24, 2011 at 11:12 AM , Anonymous Alexis of NorthOnHarper said...

I love these sort of experiences... kind of getting back to basics.
Sounds like a great time!!!

 
At March 24, 2011 at 11:21 AM , Blogger Sleppery said...

Such a cute and fun idea! I had no idea they could be so squished lol

 
At March 24, 2011 at 11:34 AM , Blogger maiylah said...

i wouldn't have thought of that! lol

 
At March 24, 2011 at 11:36 AM , Anonymous mymy said...

sounds like fun!! lol

 
At March 24, 2011 at 1:35 PM , Blogger MuMuGB said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Your trip sounds like fun!

 
At March 24, 2011 at 2:02 PM , Blogger VintageLovingMom said...

It looks like you guys had a ton of fun! My son and I sat on the floor last night for over an hour stacking coins on different objects, trying to get them to balance without falling over. It's all about the simple things in life!

Just wanted to say hello!

 
At March 24, 2011 at 2:35 PM , Blogger April Thomas said...

How cool! Returning the visit from Hayden Coupon Mom! Thanks for visiting!

 
At March 24, 2011 at 2:36 PM , Blogger Lisa Noel said...

that's pretty cool. I've never actually tried it! I'm a new follower. thanks for stopping by my blog

 
At March 24, 2011 at 2:52 PM , Blogger Alicia C. said...

We live pretty close to train tracks. My little guy always listens for the trains and comes running, yelling, "Train! Train!" when they come by. We have to pick him up and let him look out the window - about 10 times a day! We've never done the coins on the tracks thing - YET!

Following via the Alexa Hop - thanks for stopping by my blog!

 
At March 24, 2011 at 3:53 PM , Blogger aimee said...

Ahaha that sounds like fun! And look at those poor little coins after they got squished. Haha! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. I enjoyed reading your posts and looking at the pictures. :)Take care

 
At March 24, 2011 at 4:09 PM , Anonymous Sunnie said...

Wow, Im really surprised by how many people have never done this. I remember doing it when I was young.

 
At March 24, 2011 at 4:32 PM , Blogger Menopausal New Mom said...

Oh I hadn't heard of the money on the tracks for years. Cute idea. Thanks for joining our cafe hop today. I'm following you back #499!!!

Deb

 
At March 24, 2011 at 4:56 PM , Anonymous Cori said...

I've never done that, it looks so cool!

 
At March 24, 2011 at 4:59 PM , Blogger Gingermommy said...

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At March 24, 2011 at 7:26 PM , Blogger Stevie @ MooreBabies said...

We used to do that up in NJ :) We would walk up across the tracks (it was the short cut to swim team practice) and occasionally leave pennies. Then we'd come back the next day to see if we could fine them :)

 
At March 24, 2011 at 7:51 PM , Blogger Anna said...

how cool! bummer that you didn't reclaim all the coins. visiting you back from the alexa hop.

 
At March 24, 2011 at 8:14 PM , Blogger Purple Froggie Clay Stuff said...

Pretty cool!! Can't wait to see what you will create with your squished penny. Thank you for following, I'm now following you too!

Cindy

 
At March 24, 2011 at 9:52 PM , Blogger ArtsyChaos said...

We have done this tons! Except we were always told it was illegal... for train safety and defacing money. It always stopped me but not everyone else.. lol

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
~Wendy

 
At March 25, 2011 at 12:38 AM , Blogger Sarah said...

Well an officer did show up while we were doing it but he just wanted to tell us to be careful and that the train company "doesn't like people on the tracks" he didn't care about the train or the money. I was relieved, when he pulled up I thought we were in big trouble! lol.

 
At March 25, 2011 at 10:13 AM , Blogger Mary said...

I'd have to say that looks like fun! My daughters would love that.

Mary

 
At March 25, 2011 at 8:02 PM , Anonymous Lori said...

It's so funny to find this today! My 4 year old is obsessed with trains and I was just telling him about how when I was young we used to put pennies on the track and wait for a train to come and smoosh them. He lectured me about train safety and how that could cause a derailment! LOL

Lori

 
At March 25, 2011 at 8:04 PM , Blogger Sarah said...

Lori, it's funny because I had heard that somewhere too and so I Googled it a bunch before we did it. Obviously I didn't want a train derailing because of a stupid penny!

 

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