Friday, August 22, 2008

Train, train, train........

Summer is winding down and this is the last week we will be watching the grandson's before they're back to school. Sweety and I wanted to do something special for them. What to do? None of us have ever ridden a train so we bought tickets and took them on a ride on an Amtrak train. Our trip took us from Modesto to Fresno. We had less than an hour layover and they caught the train back to Modesto. Nothing fancy for sure, but we had fun!


The Modesto Amtrak Station



We're ready to go!

Samuel, the train traveler and all around cutie patooty!


Redmond, the train traveler and budding artist!

The view from the train. We'd like to take this trip next spring when everything is green.

The train was very comfortable with spacious seating. For the San Joaquin lines they don't have sit down dining. They do, however, have a snack bar where you can get sandwiches, pizza, sodas, chips, etc..

There goes our train. There goes summer......

7 comments:

sara said...

What a nice thing to do! I have ridden Amtrack from Chicago to Sacramento... it tooks DAYS, I do not recomend it. ^_-

Linda said...

What a fun treat for the boys and you too. Hugs, Linda

Thimbleanna said...

Those boys are so cute! What a fun idea!

Janeen said...

Great idea!!! I agree, go again in early spring to see it all in green. I'm surrounded by brown hills too and am eagerly awaiting the fall rains!

Susie said...

What a fun summer activity!
We took Amtrak up to Sacramento (to Old Town) when our grandsons were smaller. They loved the ride. Your hills look just as dry as ours..
hugs))

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Jean, it looks like you had a day filled with smiles and fun!!!

xo
Becky

The Romantic Portuguese Daughter said...

Hey Jean...

Was that you who made the "train" comment in yesturdays (8/25)newspaper?