So what do you do if you’re a 68-year-old retired aerospace engineer with a lot of time on his hands? Do you travel the world, start a garden, or just chill on your porch all day? All of those sound like interesting options, but if you’re like Steve Dobbs, you’ll take your retirement to a whole new level by creating something amazing in your own backyard — just so your grandkids will have somewhere awesome to play. The story goes like this: Three years ago, Dobbs bought an electric Thomas the Tank Engine train for his grandchildren to enjoy in his backyard. As kids do, they got bored of it rather quickly, and Dobbs had to find a way to keep them interested. Armed with his lifetime of engineering skills and an understanding of what makes his grandkids tick, Dobbs created something amazing. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the wonder that is Dobbsland.
**To see what this backyard theme park looks like in action, check out the video below!**