Wednesday, November 25, 2009

All Aboard - but only if you have underwear and pants!

Heath: Your shoes have to stay off the seat. See the sign?
Parker: And you have to have clothes.
He pointed at the sign with clothing symbols.
Me: You're right. The sign says shirts and shoes must be worn.
Parker: Does it say you have to wear underwear and pants?

Today we took Trax to Salt Lake then got on a Frontrunner train to Ogden. Parker said he was nervous and didn't want to take the train. As I was trying to comfort him and convince him that if I could do it then he could do it, Gwen started earnestly saying something over and over. It took me a second but I realized she was saying choo choo train. That girl could not have been more excited to ride a train.

Parker decided it was fun after all.

Isabel loved the train ride. It rocked her to sleep and then she was rocked to sleep when Ed walked. She pretty much slept all day.

My mom took full advantage of her day off and enjoyed every blessed second of someone else doing the driving. By the way, she was pretty annoyed that Heath and Ed were taking pictures of her sleeping. We have one blackmail picture and this one. I love the lighting in this picture.

We did the full tourist thing and took a lot of pictures. We had so much fun riding the train.
The best part about going to Ogden was that Ed used to live there. So he was very informative as we walked around. He gave us history lessons and social studies lessons. It was a lot of fun. So much fun in fact that we never made it to the train museum. We basically took the train to Ogden to walk around downtown and eat at The Pizza Factory. It was wicked awesome! The boys begged to play some of the arcade games in Fat Cats. So after lunch, on the way out, they played until they had enough tickets to buy a small plastic dog and a large plastic bronze quarter with the year 1977 on it. Good year! After all that we were out of time for the museum since Candi and Ed needed to get a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. We walked back to the train station and went home.

Utah mountains really are beautiful. Heath did a great job of capturing them while we pulled away.
Gavin slept most of the way home. I wadded up my coat for him against the glass. By the time we got home the kids were asking to go to bed. They gave us no grief and went right to sleep after dinner.

2 thoughts:

Jenni said...

Yay, so when are we getting together? You are planning to make time for your long, lost Utah friends while you are here, RIGHT??? ;)

Tristan said...

So I'm just seeing your comment now. Uh . . . we're back in CA. I thought you were in San Diego. Sorry. I saw a comment from Mindi late too. We didn't get a chance to talk to her at church since she's in Primary.