Friday, January 16, 2009

San Juan Capistrano, Part 1

Another activity from late last year... we went to San Juan Capistrano via train. The excitement was tangible as we waited for our ride to arrive at the Santa Ana station.

Can't wait until the train arrives!

We took the Amtrak Train on the way to SJC, and Metrolink coming home. The big differences between the two are (on this route): Amtrak makes less stops, it is an older vehicle, and it costs a bit more. They do run on these same tracks.

We went on the upper deck, where the kids chose to sit across the aisle from us. I enjoy this quiet excitement most of all, vs. the noisy kind.

Of course it became a bit noisy.

It took about a half an hour to get to our destination. Upon walking distance of the station is a petting zoo, Anna was attracted to the larger farm animals vs. the smaller ones.

Los Rios is the name of the tiny historic district adjacent to the station, there are some shops and other areas to stroll around.

I love this sign which points out everything available in the area. Next place, the mission.


At 1:47 PM, Blogger Tami W. said...

The look on Sam's face in the picture where he is sitting on the train....shows such confidence. He is growing up! (Make it stop!)

At 4:53 PM, Blogger marirob said...

i love all of your photos - looks like a great outing to sjc!


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