Curtis’s Train Adventure

My son Curtis loves trains. Some of that he gets from me. When I was a toddler, I could see train tracks from outside the apartment and would always rush to watch the trains go by. I got a train set for Christmas that year, a train set that Curtis has also loved playing with.  I think I passed this on both genetically and environmentally.

When I would watch those trains go by, I really wanted to ride on one. Sadly, this dream wouldn’t come true until I was nearly five. I wanted to spare Curtis this disappointment, so I’ve been plotting for weeks to find a time to take him on a train. Finally, it all came together last weekend. To prepare Curtis for the day, we found videos online of BART trains pulling into stations. Our plan was to take the train a few stops away, have lunch, and then ride home. By the time we were in the car, Curtis was bouncing in his car seat repeating “Train! Train!”. He saw a train go by as we drove over. “TRAIN!! TRAIN!!”. He was jumping with excitement when we got out of the car. “TRAIN!!!”

 

Heading to the Train Station

Heading to the Train Station

Getting tickets

Getting tickets

Using the Ticket

Using the Ticket

Waiting for the train

Waiting for the train. Curtis liked seeing the tracks, but wasn’t fond of the loud highway traffic or the wind.

On the Train

He was quite loud, so it was a good thing the train was almost empty.

Mischief Managed

Mischief Managed

 

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One Response to Curtis’s Train Adventure

  1. Sue Webster says:

    I loved this! Chris I remember when you were just this size and how much you loved trains!! Tell Curtis Grandma Sue will be there soon. Sarah, thanks for being the photographer. Love you!!

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