The second event was through the Smithsonian free museum day. I was wanting to go to the a California State Railroad Museum for Evan's birthday, but it worked out much better to go a couple weeks earlier for free, of course. The museum had 3 main parts: 1) Photography from the building of the railroad, 2) Model trains and toy trains, and 3) Real trains. Naturally Evan was terrified of the moving toy trains--he screamed every time Thomas passed him around the track--and loved the giant trains. He's learning to say "too too!" when he hears a train whistle. We went inside a few different cars like a dining car, mail car, sleeping quarters, and the engine room. One of the cars had noise and actually shook sideways back and forth so we got a sense of what it would really be like on the moving train.