As my husband put it: "Look Santa gave the kids a Thomas train track. And all the pieces are glued together so Daddy doesn't have to build it every day. That guy thinks of everything!"
He planned it, I painted it. Of course we didn't intend for it to look like a golf course, but as soon as we added the bottle-brush trees, that's the first thing I thought of. The kids are pretty happy with it, especially after we got them a battery-operated engine.