This plus that equals…. train days
Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about our days out on the train. Train days as L calls them.
Why I Love Them
Because they are a guaranteed hit. Simple really. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like or where we are going, a train day is going to be a good day. Parking at our local station is easy, I can buy our tickets on the Greater Anglia App, it’s all stress free for me. No need to worry about directions or driving somewhere unfamiliar, just hop on a train.
Where We’ve Been
Norwich was especially easy as it was only a few quid and maybe 15 minutes on the train, we had a little walk, some lunch then came home. Done.
On Our Wish List
I’ve a few destinations in mind for our next few adventures. I’d like to go to Ely and maybe do a boat ride with L. Cambridge would be lovely, I think we could spend a whole day just wandering round and looking at the scenery, plus there is an amazing playground just along the river. I’d also like to take him to London for the day, there are so many places to visit we could make several trips.
Why L Loves Them
He has been obsessed with trains for as long as I can remember, so getting to ride on one is fab for him. He also has space to get up and move round. He loves a seat with a table, don’t we all?!
He can go to the bathroom when he wants. He gets to chat to us as no one is driving. Plus he can see loads going on in the outside world as we travel along.
What Will I Do Next
L is free at the moment, but that only lasts until he turns 5. So what will I do then? It certainly bumps up the ticket prices.
So I could limit our trips, but that seems sad. That being said he’ll be starting school, so maybe that would just happen naturally.
Alternatively I could pay £30 and get a family and friends railcard, that would make my tickets 1/3 cheaper and L’s up to 60% cheaper which sounds good. I’m tempted with that.
For the time being I’m just going to try and have a few more fun days out this summer.
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