Yesterday was an amazing day recreating memories for Daniel at his home previous to us. We are so, so thankful that we had the resources to make that opportunity happen. And combined with all of the collection and packing for the donations we were carrying over, our minds were focused on his emotional stability during that portion of our trip.
The scenery began as mostly cornfields with little villages popping up out of them (reminded me of Southwest Ohio where farmhouses rise up out of cornfields) and we watched out the windows for a while. Then it came time to seek other sources of entertainment.
Daddy is always good for a laugh or two.
Fairy paper dolls help to pass the time.
We played musical chairs frequently within our group and had the chance to chat a good bit.
And of course reading is always a good option.
Despite the high speed of the train, it still takes a while to travel 1500+ kilometers.
Not that the birthday boy would have noticed much...he crashed about three hours into the trek. Thankfully he (and his brother) both woke up enough to get themselves out of the train station.