Saturday, January 07, 2012

Oh, Yes, More Trains

Went to San Pedro today to pick up a certain kid's DVD from the branch library there and took the opportunity to ride the--wait for it--Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Red Car Line {inhale}, which is a rescued and refurbished Pacific Electric Red Car that runs for four pointless but entirely charming stops along the main harbor of Los Angeles.

The fare is only $1 for grownups and free for anyone under 12, and you can ride all day once you pay up. Sights along the way include big big cruise ships, a fountain, several statues, a museum and L.A. County fireboats. Good stuff.

I told him he had to take out his binky for this picture, and he went for it. This is the southern terminus of the line, which has a nice spacious parking lot next to a fairly new and attractive park.
Riding the rails with my baby.

View across the street to the park, after we got back from our round trip.
View down the tracks toward the cruise ship terminal and Ports 'O' Call shopping center.

Picnic lunch at the station after our ride. Papa loves mango.

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