Sunday, June 5, 2011

Aven Rides the Train

One of the perks of being related to a UTA employee (my mom) is getting to participate in special events designed specifically for employees and their families. This usually means getting to ride new trains first and getting access to cool places that aren't open to the public.

This weekend there was an event in which employees and their families could ride the new West Valley TRAX line, which won't be open to the public until August.

Aven and my mom and sister waiting for the train.

Aven loved riding the train. Every time it stopped at a light she said 'again!".

Another part of the event was getting to tour the new 350,000 square foot rail service facility in West Valley. I thought it would have made a great place to go indoor rollerblading or biking- it was that big.

We got to see one of the new light rail cars up close. We could barely get Aven to look away from the train to take this picture.

We even got to go under the train. That part freaked Aven out a little bit.

The fun continued with a barbecue, mariachi band, and balloon animals- a perfect day in a toddler's world. The whole event was so exciting that she fell asleep for her nap within five minutes, which never happens. I'm so grateful we had this opportunity, it was a lot of fun.

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