Mommy, What's A Train?
Daddy, what's a train? Is it something I can ride?
Does it carry lots of grown up folks and little kids inside
Is it bigger than our house? - oh, how can I explain
When my little boy asks me, "Daddy, what's a train?"
The boys and I are taking the train today from Millbrae to Santa Barbara, first a commuter line and then the Amtrak Coast Starlight.
It's our six-year-old's first time on a "real" train and the ten-year-old's and my first time since he was four months old. But they've seen plenty and they've been on the commuter line several times. We first heard the song quoted above on John Denver's collection of train songs for children.
The scheduled hours are just perfect for our travel plans, but I've heard too many stories about the frequent delays on this line to count on it arriving on time.
We're bringing snacks, and books, playing cards, art supplies, and a camera.
Wish us luck!
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