For those of you who don't know, TRAX is the new passenger train system in Utah. It goes from Ogden to SLC with about 5 stops in between. Well, Trax just barely opened on Monday and for the Grand Opening for 3 days everyone can ride for free! So we decided for family night, to invite the Howe's and ride it to SLC. Little did we know that the rest of the world had the same plan :) It was packed! We were sitting on the floor and most of the way we were standing. But, the trains were pretty nice inside...2-story even. There were benches like a normal bus on the bottom and on the top there were booths with tables. Mckay had SO MUCH FUN, he loves trains. Ky had a little bit harder of a time cause she didn't want to sit and there wasn't much room to run around. But, here are some pictures...sorry there are A LOT.
We didn't get a seat, so we were right next to the door (which really scared me) but the kids loved looking out the window. The train goes about 70 MPH.
Mckay was getting a little bored after about an hour, so we stared making funny faces into my camera. There are about 12 more...I spared you all from looking at them. Pretty funny though.
We ate dinner there at the food court and the kids got ice cream. Then we hopped on the train for home. It was about 10:30 by the time we got back on the train.
Mckay and Grandma snuggling...the kids were so tired. But, the nice thing was, was we all got seats the entire way back. It was lots of fun and Mckay keeps asking to ride the train again.
So, onto the butterfly part of the post. I decided it would be fun to go catch some butterflies since I have REALLY had spring fever lately. So, I invited the Bowcut's and went to Ogden Parkway were I knew there would be some flowers. I found these cute nets at the new Dollar General in Riverdale for anyone wanting to get some.
This is Mckay and his cousin Meg looking at a butterfly that I caught. Don't worry we let them go and none got hurt :)
It was so cool to see her discovering flowers for the first time. Last year she was to little to care about spring, but this year she wanted to touch all the flowers and eat all the dirt. She cried when I had to put her in the car to leave.