We decided to be very un-American and ditch the car last weekend. Not that we are American but living in America does make us more American than we think we are. We took the Amtrak instead, for the long Memorial Day weekend. Our close friends, D and K had this idea for a train adventure and we hopped on.
S1 and S2 were excited. A was skeptical. I was glad to have the freedom of a moving train. I recalled my train trips in India and wanted to relive those days of carefree abandon. and the days of walking to a restroom without stopping the car and getting stressed about which exit on the freeway we needed to take.
It was a big hit. The kids learned that they had to wait for things, like trains, to arrive. A and I experienced the joy of not driving. and the sun...reminded me that I am off to India soon to bake in the glorious kiln that is Chennai.
|The Capitol Corridor train - beaming magnificently under the Sacramento Sun|
|Amtrak - I heart you|
|We rode from San Jose to Sacramento|
|We hit the Zoo. The girls loved seeing the animals. I felt sad for them and vowed to do something about freeing animals. Then I learnt that most of these animals were endangered and the Zoo was helping keep the species alive. Then I didn't feel so bad after all.|
|I would love to have one as a pet.|
|Tall, tall Tiga.|
|We visited FairyTale Town and stumbled upon the Crooked Mile|
|The girls think this is a real thing. In FairyTale Town, it was!|
|Humpty Dumpty reminded us to watch our step and our heads as we made our way out.|
|Oh glorious Sacramento Sun and palm trees! You call my name.|
The Capitol Building
|Yep - Sacramento is the capital of California. Not San Francisco, not Los Angeles. But you knew that already, you smart reader!|