At the end of last month we took a trip to to visit our older son and his family for our grandbaby’s first birthday. We drove up to the Los Angeles area and picked up my mom and drove up to Northern California. Our daughter-in-law had the brithday party set up in a local park, with lunch, games for the kids, and of course, cake. They also supplied tickets to ride the park’s merry-go-round and the little train that ran through the park. Couldn’t get my husband to ride the merry-go-round with me, but we all rode the train.
Later that weekend the family went to Roaring Camp and Big Trees Narrow Gage Railroad. The railroad engine was an old steam engine built in 1902 (converted from coal to oil as there was not a lot of coal in California). The trip great, up through the redwoods trees, up to the top of the hill for a stop, then back down. Totally great as I love trees. We did sit in the car with a canopy as it had been very hot, and we wanted to keep the grandma, greatgrandma and the baby in the shade.