Sunday, January 12, 2014

Our Day at Griffith Park

David worked the Monster Truck event at Angels Stadium last night and did some surfing on the internet during his breaks. He called and said he'd like to go ride the Live Steamers and visit Travel Town today. So, after church this morning we took off for Griffith Park which is about 45 minutes north of us.

Our first stop was the Live Steamers. I'd been there before with my parents, but the others hadn't so it was kind of a surprise for them. It was about a six minute ride through tunnels, over bridges, past various vignettes, etc. and we really enjoyed it.

They were doing some maintenance on the engine before the ride so the conductor took our picture.

This is the train we rode.

Just inside the gate was a layout with a smaller train running.

After riding the Live Steamers, we drove over to Travel Town. We also rode the train there, but we enjoyed the Live Steamers more.

We also explored a couple of train cars.

It was about 2:00 when we left so we stopped at Harry's Coffee Shop in Burbank for lunch. David used to eat there when he consulted for a couple of companies nearby. I was looking at the salads, but when the waiter told us that one of the specials was leg of lamb, my decision was very easy--I love leg of lamb, but rarely get the chance to eat it since I'm the only one who likes it. I even had enough left for lunch tomorrow.

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