With a toot-toot and a clang-clang-clang, Holidog Express made its first run around Holidog's FunTown on Friday afternoon.
There were smiles all around.
Here's a video of that first ride:
We still ride through Mother Goose Land, and visit with old friends such as Humpty Dumpty ...
... Little Miss Muffet and that beyond huge spider that sat down beside her ...
... and Tom Tom the Piper's Son. (Years ago, the travel editor at the Indianapolis Star remarked, "he looks a bit like a young Ronald Reagan, doesn't he?")
Click back to this earlier HoliBlog post if you'd like to know more about the Freedom Train.
Meanwhile, another happy trainload of children enjoys the charming tradition that has delighted generations since our first season.