There's just something special about riding a train. It's a part of Americana that seems to blend the past with the present and the present with the future. I have a lot of great memories growing up where my dad would always take me and my brother downtown to Union Station to watch the trains come in and depart. Well, how would you like to take your dad on a special excursion for Father's Day and make some memories that will last a lifetime?

Texas State Railroad in Palestine, Texas is offering an exclusive Father's Day Brunch aboard the sky high dome Vintage steam locomotive or diesel train. Enjoy a birds-eye view from the picturesque windows as you travel through the piney woods of East Texas. A porter will wait on you hand and foot serving up complimentary Champagne or sparkling cider toast upon boarding. Non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase as well. The trains leaves from the Palestine depot and takes you on a round-trip journey between the  towns of Palestine and Rusk. Expect to see lots of rolling hills, wildlife and nature, and some hardwood creek bottoms along the way.

In this day and age of high tech it feels somewhat nostalgic to take a train ride and remember a more simple life. All aboard!

Palestine, Texas is about a three and a half hours from Texarkana but certainly well worth the drive for some Father's Day fun.

For train departure rates and time, please visit their website or call  855-632-7729 to reserve your spot today.