Located just one mile south of the Plaza in Sonoma, TrainTown features a quarter scale railroad on 4 miles of track. Each train trip lasts 20-minutes and goes through tunnels, over bridges and makes a stop in Lakeview- our miniature town and petting zoo.
We drove out on Hwy 116, faced very little traffic, and got to TrainTown around eleven. Parking and admission were free (YAY!), then we walked around, looked at rides – Oliver was too short to go unaccompanied on any of them, and then went on the quarter scale railroad. Visiting earlier in the day mid-week meant crowds were at a minimum, which was nice.
After the train ride, it was rather hot and close to noon, so we went to the green space in Sonoma’s town center. We enjoyed a picnic lunch and Oliver enjoyed running around before we got back in the car and headed home.
We drove home along Hwy 12 and stopped at Screamin’ Mimi’s for ice cream (we like to support local businesses).
Don’t worry, Gavin isn’t slacking off at work, he swapped days off – he worked on Monday which was the 4th of July holiday. Todays outing went smoothly and we had quite a bit of fun. We’re hoping swap around days again so we can go on other fun mid-week outings.