Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Train

So, as you read on the YouTube post, Boston LOVES trains. We have taken him to the train tracks a few times to see the trains up close. It's a huge treat for him and he wants to go everyday. Here are some pics of one of our outings. We actually took the 7 min train ride from San Juan to San Clemente Pier. It was a lot of fun!!!! San Juan train depot is on a street called Los Rios. It is the oldest street in CA, and across from the San Juan Mission. It's a beautiful area and completely preserved. People still live in the houses that have been renovated from the 1800's, and have maintained the feel of the street when it was first built. One of the houses is also one of the best restaurants I've been to. It's called The Ramos House Cafe. It was built in 1881. It's all outside seating and so quaint.

The train was completely packed with ladies dressed like this!!!

I found out that they are all apart of a ladies group called The Red Hat Society.
It is comprised of women over 50 who like to have fun. This particular group is from OC and dresses victorian wherever they go. There are thousands of members all over the U.S.
"The Red Hat Society began as a result of a few women deciding to greet middle age with verve, humor and elan. We believe silliness is the comedy relief of life, and since we are all in it together, we might as well join red-gloved hands and go for the gusto together. Underneath the frivolity, we share a bond of affection, forged by common life experiences and a genuine enthusiasm for wherever life takes us next."

- Sue Ellen Cooper, Queen Mother


Ann Marie said...

Love the train! Why do I feel I will be doing this myself in the near future? HMMM. . . I have seen those red hat ladies at random places too. One time I was at a museum with my 5th grade class and we saw a group of them. You can imagine some of the comments my students were making. (Picture 11 year old boys . . .)

Grama Jay said...

The "Red Hat" Society is full of really fun women, years ago I was bummed that I wasn't 50 and couldn't be a member. Then a friend who was a member said I could be a Jr. member, but I would have to wear a "Pink Hat" until I turned 50. I never did join..just didn't have time and now I am of "Red Hat" age & hope to find the time to join soon.
So there's a bit of trivia about how they do it up our way... :)

Wendy said...

My grandma IS a red hat and LOVES it. She has so many different get ups probably 20 different hats. I'm a little embarrassed to admit it but she actually made me and my sisters take a picture of us wearing them. I might show it to you if you come over :)

Debbie said...

Wow! How fun is that!?! I did not know Boston loves train! He looks so happy. I would love to have our families do this together. Let me know.