Over the years lots of exciting things have happened at or around our house. We will never forget the time when the helicopter was filling a huge bucket in the river across the street to fight a small forest fire. Or the time when it took three law enforcement officers to wrangle a stray cow. I count the time when the Associated Press visited me and then invited me to Washington, DC pretty high on this list of exciting things too. The other night something happened right behind our house that has now been added to that list as well.
We heard some noise out on the train tracks behind our house. That is pretty unusual because the tracks aren't used by trains and there are rarely hikers passing through. We went outside to investigate.
As I peeked around the trees I clearly saw a man with a camera. A video camera.
We walked up to the neighbors house because there were additional vehicles up that way.
That is our property there on the right of the tracks above. Those guys are manually turning their little gas engine rail car around.
Once the motorized rail car was turned around, they hooked it up to tow a cart that looked like a homemade attempt to be an old fashioned hand pumped rail car.
They towed it and even waved at us and said hello until it jumped the tracks and the crew had to lift it back into place.
It was killing Razor not to get down there and help them but it gave us an opportunity to talk with them and find out what in the world they were up to.
It turns out, this crew was from Discovery Channel and they were filming an episode of Hillbilly Blood (which I had never heard of and had to Google. But we totally acted like we knew all about. We didn't want to hurt any feelings after all.)
Anyway. That was exciting.