Today was a holiday, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service to be precise. Both my son and I had the day off, and I wanted to make the most of our time together. So, I asked Brantley what he would like to do. His response? “Trains.”
Alright. If he wants trains, I’ll have a day devoted to trains.
AGENDA: January 21, 2013
10:00 am: Leave home for the day
10:25 am: Arrive at downtown Amtrak Station. We watch as folks board train #80. The train honks the horn and heads out of town.
11:00 am: Arrive at Pullen Park to ride the train. Buy tickets & ride train.
11:20 am: Ride the Pullen Park train for a second time.
11:35 am: Hightail it back down Western Blvd. to the Amtrak Station to watch the #75 train arrive.
11:45 am: We watch as folks board train #75. The train honks the horn and heads out on the short 11 minute ride to Cary, NC.
12:15 pm: Arrive back at Pullen Park to ride the train – for the third time.
12:30 pm: Brantley pees on a public toilet for the first time! (no photo available 😉 )
2:15 pm: Home
While today was not my ideal agenda, Brantley had a blast. Therefore, I had a blast. Next trip we just might have to purchase Amtrak tickets and actually board the train.