Friday, April 29, 2016

The Train to the Plane

The boys have been asking to ride the white train everytime we see it.  The white train is our light rail system.  Last weekend was the opening of the newest route on the system - the train from the refurbished Union Station to the airport.  All trains were free!
So we drove to one of the park n rides and waited for the correct train.  Trevin didn't understand that we couldn't just get on the first train that showed up.
Finally our white train pulled into the station.
Kaiden was actually more excited than this picture shows.  It is just hard to get a picture where they are both looking at your, smiling, etc - this was the best of the bunch.
When we got downtown there were many things going in for the grand opening.  Here the boys are listening to a safety talk about train crossings.
RTD has a campaign called Dumb Ways to Die - such as lighting your hair on fire, keeping a pet rattlesnake, crossing tracks when a train is coming.  This was actually one of Kaiden's favorite things from the day.
There were so many people riding the train to the airport that we did not get to sit with Tito on the way to the airport.
Trevin spent most of the trip looking out the window.  His favorite part was when the train went up and over the highway.  Kaiden's other favorite part was when the train going the opposite way sped by at 79 mph.
These two pics are the only ones I got inside Union Station.  It has been restored nicely.  I remember sitting on these benches when I was a little girl waiting for my Aunt to come to town. 
See it takes more than a couple of pictures to get both of them at their best!

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