since we had the day off work on monday, ryan's parents came up to visit. we went out to lunch, and then we went to check out the steamtown national historic site. steamtown is an old railroad yard that has been turned into a historic site operated by the national park service. since it was a holiday, steamtown was offering free admission!
it was a cold day outside, so we decided to take advantage of the free admission and take a (mostly) indoor tour of steamtown. we saw several different types of trains, learned some history about them, and got to see where the trains are repaired, rebuilt, and restored. it was really neat to see the trains up close and to learn about them. we are looking forward to going back again in warmer weather to see more of the trains that are outside, and to be able to take a ride on one of the trains too.