Coolspring Time!

Yep, it’s that time of year again!  And this time, it’s me, Ryan, reporting about the trip to Coolspring Power Museum.  Yeah, it’s about time one of the guys got to go, isn’t it?  I was super excited, and I had no idea who I was going to meet from the Tea Time With Melody Q group.


Lanie knew all sorts of things about Coolspring, she was a great guide.  She told me about the engines, explained the different areas of the grounds, and told me about the awesome “lunch” we were about to have…

Ice cream!!  The ice cream at Coolspring is made right on the grounds, using small engines to turn the containers instead of having to hand crank.  It was so good!

After that, we wandered around and checked out some of the different buildings and saw all sorts of interesting engines.



The Windy City building is really cool.  They have gas fired lights–which also provide a bit of heat in the building too!

The grounds are very pretty at this time of year!

We headed over to Sudlow Station which is the building that Lanie’s family maintains.  It was really cool, and Lanie told me all sorts of information about it.

Selfie time!

The Friends Exhibition Hall is a neat place with engines…

And food!  Lanie and I checked out the candy. (Of course.)  No Tootsie Rolls this time, Flo was disappointed.

Then it was time to check out The Snow.  It’s the biggest engine on the grounds.  But it’s not the noisiest which surprised me!

More pretty pics!


Lanie was a great tour guide, I learned so much!

We saw so many interesting things too!

Soon it was time for Flo and I to head home.  One last pic of me with Lanie.  I had a great time and I hope I get to see her again.  No…she’s not my girlfriend!  She’s my friend that is a girl.  She’s pretty cool too!


If you’d like to learn more about the Coolspring Power Museum:

And there are plenty more pics and stories about it over at Tea Time With Melody Q too!




4 thoughts on “Coolspring Time!

  1. Hahaha! I love your Jacob Black quote at the end Ryan! Flo will explain if you don’t understand. 😉 It was fun taking you around the museum! I hadn’t been myself for sometime and it was fun to see all the changes. Those volunteers really work hard!
    Talk to you soon!

    I’ll have to let the FEH coordinator know we’d like Tootsie Rolls. I missed them too. Was so happy to get to visit with you and with good weather too. Not too cold or to hot.

    • I was thinking more Sheldon Cooper! Very cool place, hope I get to go back at some point!

      We won’t talk about the big bag of Halloween candy I picked up at Aldi that is primarily Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Pops and Tootsie Fruit Rolls… And yes, always nice when we get good weather, that was just about perfect temperature wise. I’ll never forget getting stuck in the one building due to pouring rain, or the time we just about melted looking for Phils in Punxsy!

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