one of the activities we partook in on our extended north carolina weekend was the "it's the great pumpkin, charlie brown" tour upon the great smoky mountain railroad. we took this railway tour last year and it's a super fun fall activity for the entire family. the train ride is a gorgeous scenic tour complete with screaming children begging their parents for naps and to run around wildly through the train cars at their own free will. kidding. it was gorgeous. but. there were plenty of crying children. mine not being one of them. okay. kidding again. he cried the fifteen minutes we sat waiting for the train to even start. but then was a complete angel baby the rest of the trip. a lolly bribe and some 'nilla wafers may or may not of helped that situation.