Sparkling Train makes a trip around Ahway Island and meets many friends!

Narrator: Male

Story Start: 4:24

Sparkling Solar Train Excerpt:

The Ahway Island Train sat quietly in its roundhouse, waiting for the day to begin.  The moon was still out, reflecting brightly off the trees, and the air was still and peaceful. The sun would not rise for a few more hours, so the Train knew it would be a while before it was time to get going.


As the Train relaxed, it daydreamed about what it might encounter in the upcoming day.  Would Dragon be out and about in the enchanted forest, perhaps hanging out with Nutsy and Peanut squirrel?


Or would Dragon be off on adventure with some of the kids? Perhaps Rogelio, Brianna and Helen?  If they were on an adventure, would they be at the Ahway Island beach swimming or making a sandcastle?


What about Dylan and Diana Duck?  Would they have a nest of ducklings tucked away somewhere? It was that time of year. Perhaps they would have the ducklings practicing swimming in one of the smaller ponds on the island.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating on a cloud, and relax into the feeling of lightness.

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