Saturday, March 8, 2008

Riverdale Station

The closer we got to Atlanta today, the more Rosa sighed and grew anxious. 

"The last time I was up here was when I was staying with my daughter and her boyfriend," Rosa told me as I turned just south of Atlanta and headed for Riverdale Station. 

"Yeah, I remember that," I told her. "I was so glad to get you home."

We had a good time in the little Southern inspired model railroad shop.  I bought some undecorated engine kits that I wanted to decorate for the Chattahoochee Valley Railway. 

On the way home, we ate at Taco Hell.  Rosa had to literally pull me out of that train shop.  I started to have dreams of winning the lottery and buying the store. 

"I am sure glad you are so interested in trains instead of beer," Rosa told me on the way home. 

I smiled and agreed.  It sure was a big change for me although they are little toys for big boys.  I was just glad to spend time with Rosa today.  I've been worried we are drifting apart.  She has just seemed distant lately and not coming over near as much.   I couldn't convince her into staying tonight as well.  She is home most likely watching one of the six TV stations her antenna will pick up. 

6 comments:

Barb said...

Sweep her off her feet, I know you can do it! We've seen it done before.
Sleep well this night, and remember to move your clock ahead one hour!

Tee said...

You were in my neighborhood, kinda. Well, at least in the same county. You would enjoy seeing my friend's model RR. He has the entire bonus room over his garage full of his railroad collection. It's something else. My husband LOVED it!

CJM-R said...

Sounds like a nice day. Did you have the fish dinner with your family yesterday?

Take care,
Lena

justLacey said...

Have you ever thought of applying for a job in the railroad store? Certainly you know a lot about them.

mosiacmind said...

I am glad that you went to the railroad store. I know how much you really really enjoy your hobby! I hope that you can really put aside your worries and delve into your new magazines and your trains.

Portia said...

sounds like a fun day trip! i hope you are enjoying the kits you picked up:)