What a beautiful Sunday to head down to Travel Town for an afternoon of fun, silliness and adventure. The mommies came up with a last minute visit to this amazing museum preserving the railroad heritage that Los Angeles has to offer.
The I.T. girls stormed into the place like they were on a mission to find the train ride for a tour around the tracks. Who would’ve thought that little girls would also love trains? The fascination and the look in their eyes is just incredible. As first time parents, the feeling that your child is having the time of their lives is priceless. Like any other toddler, they made their way to the train tracks that almost had the feel of a small obstacle course. The I.T. girls made it look easy as they both hopped and walked on the beams. Tee and I immediately said that we should get the girls into a tumbling class. We made our way to the ticket booth and began to board the mini train. The conductor shouted out an “All aboard” as the train began to pull away from the station. The sun, the air and the company was just perfect as we made the roundabout twice. Before you knew it, the ride came to an end. The girls gave this ride a thumbs up!
We made our way into Holden’s Corner where the younger children have free reign in here. Here, you’re free to do an array of activities – from watching episodes of Thomas the Train, creating fun things in their arts and crafts area or even jumping and tumbling in their padded corner. Oh, let’s not forget that they also have a room filled with engineers building miniature train tracks for this exhibit. This was pretty amazing. You could see that half of the room was completely built as the left side of the room was stripped down to wood and wires hanging off of it. The girls made their way to the padded corner and began to jump off the seats; run around like lunatics and whatever else you would expect kids to do when they have too much energy to blow off. And 30 minutes later, they were running around the exhibit playing tag and hide-and-seek as the mommies sat back and watched the girls go ape crazy. Tee & I just sat there giggling. All we needed now were two big glasses of wine to make this heaven.
We knew there was still so much to see, so we walked over to a nice shaded area to take a break and have our afternoon snacks. The afternoon was twice as hectic. Their energy level skyrocketed as they continued to run around and chase each other. Out of nowhere, Izzy came after the mommies to make the game more interesting. As the girls tackled us to the ground, they made sure we stayed there. The mommies felt like little kids just acting like goofballs, but we enjoyed every minute of it. Before our day ended, we had the girls take a gander around the engine room of one of the trains and play conductors. Our day was almost over, but before we could make our way out, the girls had to leave their mark. They both sat in between two trains and started throwing rocks out on the curb. Picture this: the curb is where families walk to check out these amazing wonders, so our girls are tossing the rocks out to the families passing by as we’re trying our best to yell at them to stop. The mommies really needed to take their beauty rest at this point. Our day came to and end as we went our own ways with hugs, kisses and bye-byes.
The I.T. girls had an amazing time together at Travel Town. They give it their “THATSIT” seal of approval and the mommies love the free admission! Click here for all the information you need to plan your next visit to the Travel Town Museum.
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