It was Jamie's last free Saturday for a month, and a group of motorcar ("speeder") operators were doing a little joy ride to Santa Barbara and back on Amtrak before their Board meeting, so why not, let's go! Matt and Jamie took Matteo and AJ. Track work prevented us from leaving SLO on time (40 minutes late). Why they couldn't be done in time with their overnight efforts eludes me, but hey, we were on the train! They were out of hot dogs. WHAT! No AmDog! We only had about 20 spare minutes to get to Santa Barbara in time to catch our return train. And a tree fell across the tracks near Goleta. That took care of that. We ended up having about an hour in Santa Barbara after all. While we arrived late, the northbound Starlight (our fall back return train) was late, too. With some fancy footwork by the SB station agents, we turned our 10-ride tickets into Starlight tickets (not usually allowed) and headed on home. The good news was the kids got a dining car experience and a chance to check out an Amtrak observation car. A mere four hours late, we finally got to SLO, dropped off our four boxes of railroad books, and headed home. All the pics are here.
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Papa, Nana, Matteo, and AJ took a little jaunt to Pasadena to visit the Kidspace Children's Museum (right next to the Rose Bowl). It was "Free Museum Day" in LA. We all had a great time (despite Matteo being under the weather). And, of course, it was AJ's "best day ever."
All the pics are here.
All the pics are here.
Posted by Jamie Foster at 5:00 PM
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Serafina was part of the cast of a Cal Poly student film entitled "The Rocks." Today was the first day of filming (there may be another filming day). They did Serafina's shots first and we were outta there in 40 minutes! She played "The Child." They shot the film at the top of Terrace Hill in SLO (not far from French Hospital). We'd never been up there before, quite the views all around. We'll let you know if the film ever becomes publicly viewable.
Posted by Jamie Foster at 3:00 PM
Sunday, January 15, 2017
We took advantage of some leftover tickets to enjoy a Grover-SLO-Grover Surfliner trip with some of the kids, including a walk down to Mitchell Park in SLO. All the pics are here. P.S. It was the first weekend the Surfliner Cafe was carrying Stone's new IPA: Tangerine Express. Life is grand.
Posted by Jamie Foster at 2:30 PM
Friday, December 30, 2016
We had much going on...
|December 23rd Christmas Adam Party: photos|
|December 24th Christmas Eve in Nipomo: photos|
|We had a Kansan couple with us all week. December 25th: photos|
|December 26-30, the four of us enjoyed Cambria and Pine Mountain: photos|
Posted by Jamie Foster at 3:25 PM
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Despite the temps at 30 or below, we thoroughly enjoyed a little adventure to the Atascadero Zoo to see the animals receive their Christmas presents. And the visit to Denny's following was pretty fun as well. Judy wasn't there, but they did have chocolate milk! All the pics are here.
Posted by Jamie Foster at 12:00 PM