Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Monday, May 19, 2014

DATE DAY (finally)

I would like to thank SARGE for hosting this most wonderful day!!!

I was so excited when I read about it and I knew exactly who I wanted to invite....and where we were going.
TA DA our official Date Day Photo
I invited Raz to attend my Dad's special birthday outing 
on April 26, 2014.  It was an all day affair in the great out of doors so Raz and I grabbed our straw hats.


OMCs when we arrived there was an official welcome sign.
Just to give you a little back ground....my Dad loves
trains of all shapes and sizes.  The last weekend of April every year there is a Live Steam event in Apex, NC.    I asked Dad to give me a short description of the trains and event.  I had to specify short cause he is a train brain and can talk about them non-stop.
 He said, 
"The track gauge is 
7 1/2", the large steam engines can weigh ~800 to 1000 lbs. As you can see, they are heavy enough for several adults to ride. The engines can be either steam or diesel. The tracks run through several scale miles of scenic wooded property."

Here are a few more pictures of folks on  the trains


I had never been to this event but I just knew Raz would love it 'cause all boys love trains!!  As soon as we arrived,
we were invited to take a ride on a steam engine...
He was so excited he got to wear an Engineer's hat. 
OMCs Raz do you see all that steam?
and look at all the pretty trees and even the squirrels are OK.
As soon as we hopped off this train, we boarded another one
I was a little worried I'd fall of the cushion but
Raz was ready to leap to my rescue


My sweet Dad sat in the caboose just in case we had questions
While we were riding the rails, I asked mom to prepare a picnic for us.  Kudos to her did a bang up job too.  She even reserved a 
special place just for us.

Jumpin' Catfish after our picnic Raz took
me on a romantic row boat ride around the
pond.  We dubbed the boat 
The Raz-Ma-Taz
We ended our purrfect DATE cooling it in the shade
doing a little bird watching.  I told Raz those birds were lucky 
we were full from out picnic otherwise they would have been
lunch!


After a long and fun day, we headed back to my house for
Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Cake

I would like to thank Raz for being such a fun Date!!!
Hugs 
YOUR GAL MADI


Mom and I give Raz's mom Ms. Sharon a standing ovation
for working her magic in Photoshop.  You
picked just the right pictures for our 
very very special day!!
Click here to visit my guy Raz

37 comments:

  1. Miss Madi,
    You are real sweet !!!
    Your dating looks pawsome !
    Thanks for sharing

    X

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  2. What a fun date! We just love the pics of the steam engines.

    Have a great Monday, Madi.
    XOXO from your besties, Princeton and Precious.

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  3. Funtastic date! We think we'd like to go on a steam train....

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

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  4. What an amazing date. Raz is quite the romantic.

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  5. What a super amazing date Madi. Just lub'z all the picture'z xxoxxx


    Mollie and Alfie

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  6. Raz is indeed quite the romantic. Super date Madi. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  7. We sure had a wonderful date, didn't we? Mom was happy to help us. She says we're a cute couple!!!

    Hugs
    your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

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  8. Wow, Madi, you and Raz had a fantastic date. What fun to ride on that train. Love all the pictures Take care and have a wonderful day.

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  9. What a special day for you guys! AND......me sees CAKE!!!!!!

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  10. Madi, what an absolutely fun date! Looks like a special day for you guys :-)

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  11. OMC Raz really pulled out all the stops... he engineered the PERFECT date fur the two of you. Those TRAINS are sooooo cool. We love that Raz stayed close to pawtect you from an accidental fall from the cushie Cushion.
    OMC that PICNIC... WOW WOW WhOOOOOOOOie. That was a grrrreat LOCATION... Did you listen to music? Did you dance the LOCOMOTION??
    THIS is a date that your dad TRULY approved of, we are SURE.
    What a GRAND TIME.

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  12. That looks like a fangtastic time!

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  13. What an exceptional date you had. You were very smart to do it prior to the Scouts Philippines Trip. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  14. That was a very nice day date. Raz is certainly a handsome man cat.

    Happy B'day again to DAD. Love the cake, it looks well worth the mega calories involved in eating a couple or three pieces.

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  15. Madi you sure showed your date a great time.

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  16. Looks like a very fun date, Madi!
    Cute little trains that people can ride on!
    Your BFFF,
    Molly

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  17. Oh My Dogs and Cats! You went for a train ride? That is super cool, Madi! You are right, all boys love trains.
    *Cairn cuddles*
    Oz

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  18. Very cool Madi! And I see that you had CHEESEBURGERS! Lucky Dad getting to play train!!!

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  19. Hey Madi!
    Wow, your guy Raz sure knows how to treat you right! The train idea is really cool especially since your peep loves them too. What a fun ride and I love the hats. BOL/MOL Raz arranged a super picnic there too. OMD I'm so glad you both had fun together and I think you're an adorable couple. You are both entered in the drawing and best of luck!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

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  20. What a pawsome date!! that is just the coolest train, beautiful scenery to look at too
    You certainly make a great couple!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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  21. Oh my, Raz sure knows how to win your dad over!! Looks like you had lots of fun and what a perfect way to celebrate.

    Ruby

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  22. That's the best train I ever saw! And your dad looked really funny while riding in the caboose. I'm glad you just had your picnic as you saw the birds, but there is always a little room in our stomachs huh? My moms greatest dream is to ride with a train though the US ( not via car, she is a traffic block) , as my dad saw your train, he said he will buy her a ticket for this train immediately :o)

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  23. Wow! How cool, and obviously, a very, very special day! Purrs...

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  24. Oh Madi I am so glad you had your Dad as a chap·er·on. You know that Raz has a reputation as a wild cat. Great date.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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  25. Looks like you had a wonderful date Madi! Was that the official Blogville train? Was your dad sneaking up on you?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  26. sounds like a grate date madi !!!! ....happee mackerull monday az well ♥♥♥

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  27. Oh my goodness how cool is that! I would love a train ride
    Lily & Edward

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  28. Oh what a brilliant idea, to go for a train ride. You know every time I travel by train I dream I might meet the love of my life…
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  29. Oh wow, that has to be the best date ever. You and Raz look like you are having so much fun riding the trains. Raz makes a very handsome Engineer. And the boat ride looks so romantic.

    Kitty Kisses,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew
    Georgia, Adam and Gloria
    and special guests Daphne and Mindy

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  30. Glad ya'll had a wunnewful date. Dat Raz is one special tommy boy.

    Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥

    Dezi

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  31. Great date Madi! Raz is one special Mancat!

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  32. UUmmmmm, you got any of that cake left? (Hush, Sneaky Pie!) Gosh, sorry, he's always looking for a snack. You guys look like you had a great time. We think that was an excellent way to spend your date day!

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  33. OMD...What a wonderful date Madi!!

    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey Arty & Bilbo

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  34. Talk...sorry Bark...sorry Meow about the purrfect date! And to end it all off with ice-cream cake - well, it just doesn't get any better!
    Wally & Sammy

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MADI AND Mom
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