I spent an entire afternoon last week watching one of my favorite three-year-olds as he enjoyed Tweetsie Railroad. He loved the tiny airplanes that lift about 2 1/2 feet off the ground. The crowds were thin for that particular ride so he insisted on staying on, going in endless circles, and screaming 'WHEEE' at the top of his lungs, forever. But he was thrilled and we enjoy our three-year-olds more when they are content.
Tweetsie is mainly a wild west fantasy land for young children but I confess my youngest teen still enjoys visiting now and then.
Fifty years ago on July 4th, 1957, Tweetsie made it's inaugural run on one mile of track--and there has been no looking back, except perhaps by those who recognize the economic impact the theme park has had on the High Country for a half century.
Here's a few quick historical facts about Tweetsie
And here's one of my favorite shots of Tweetsie.
Tweetsie Railroad is a good place. If you don't believe me, just look at the face of this three-year-old:
Footnote: Marie's favorite part of Tweetsie, besides the train ride and show is 'Goat Land.' Additionally, Tweetsie also sports the world's fastest spinning ferris wheel. I will never mount that sucker. Ever.