This morning we decided to finally ride the new train they built by us. It's called the Sprinter but as a local talk show host calls it the Sphincter. It cost way more than it's worth and took years to build. I hope that people ride it and make it worth it.
We decided to take it to the coast to spend a couple hours at the beach. We got to the platform in time and waited and waited and waited. It was supposed to come at 9:41 but around 10:00 we heard an announcement that they were having mechanical difficulties. The train finally came at 10:15 and we hopped aboard. It takes about 45 minutes to get to Oceanside on the train but at $4.00 round trip per person (or really for a day pass) it's worth it.
We walked along the strip and then down the pier to Ruby's. Something was attracting bees because we had to walk through 2 or 3 swarms of them along the pier. They had moved on after we were done with lunch thankfully.
After lunch we walked along the water and Rachel had fun singing, "I got the water, I got the water, I got the water." She got soaked! I was really happy about that actually because she has been very afraid of the water before. I'm trying to get her over that fear so we were encouraging her to get wet! She was having fun splashing us and chasing us too.
It's amazing how much fun you can have with your family just walking through the water and splashing each other! My only regret is that we didn't plan a little better and bring our suits and towels. It would have been perfect!
Then we walked back to the train station and took it home. Despite the train being 40 minutes late at the start it turned into a great family day!
Here are some pictures: