Train Ride! (to Seattle)

I had a workshop this week so the fam came with me via Amtrak. Gus’ first train ride.

We didn’t bring a car seat so we took the bus to the hotel which ended up being about as easy and fast as a taxi. Didn’t have the same business trip feel though. Nor did rocking up to the hotel with a kid in the backpack and a request for a cot. Sometimes it’s nice to have those trips to myself to watch bad tv, take an uninterrupted shower and have some time for writing. But when we got up to the room and did the ‘look at the cool view’ dance, it felt like such an exciting treat to have them there.

Their days consisted of bus rides and trips to the zoo, children’s museum, library, parks, etc.

Mine, not so much.

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