Over the last couple of months this Father has been doing the things Fathers and Mother's do for their children. Making sure they provide their kids with all of the resources they can so that they become successful in life. Most recently that has meant taking our oldest into Santa Monica twice a week to attend speech class. Typically this is about a three hour event. Takes about 35-45 minutes to get there. It's an hour long class, and then takes about 90 minutes to get home.
Because of the appointment's close proximity to the Metro station I decided one Spring break afternoon to give the train a try. We love it. First off, it's fast. Fast as hell, and I don't have to worry about driving on highway 405. Second, it's reasonably priced. $3.50 roundtrip for the adult passenger. Lastly, I find it super important for my boys to get exposed to public transportation. As a child I rode Bart frequently with my parents and I strongly believe that much of my outlook on life has to do with experiencing all that comes with public transportation.
The boys and I take the Metro into Santa Monica once a week. While we haven't yet convinced Gaelyn of it's benefits. We are working on her to step out of her comfort zone and take the train with the boys to class. Let's give her some positive affirmation! You can do it G!
(Scroll to the bottom for a little family video I did on the trip).