Sunday, January 04, 2009

Riding the Rail

Phoenix just completed the construction of its first light rail system, so we decided to take it for a ride this evening. I know for my East Coast friends, the train is no big deal, but we Phoenicians are easily entertained! A little photojournalism follows, mostly for my family -- but hopefully you all will enjoy the pictures as well.

Buying our tickets

Riding from the East Valley to downtown Phoenix

My sister Maureen who just moved back home after living in New Jersey for five years - and who took the train into New York City every day for work, passed on the light rail ride, but met up with us at the restaurant

My niece Kelsey and her friend Lauren who is visiting
from New Jersey

Studying the kids menu

See no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil (doubt it!)

Waiting to catch the light rail back home. Hilary is yelling at me because I'm standing on the tracks taking the picture and she's freaking out that I might get hit by the train!

Waiting in the rain

Goofy kid on the ride home

Have a great week!


Julie W said...

That looks like fun. I haven't been on a train in years, we just drive everywhere, so I can understand the excitement. I love travelling by rail!

Cindy said...

You know, I never thought about the fact that there were no trains in your area - until now. Nice photos, but what happened to your weather? It looks cold and rainy.

Gretch said...

Great pics Ann. Umm the only trains we have out here are coal trains!! lol I don't know if I would get on any train, you all seem brave to me!!!