Gitty Up Go August 27th 2011 (Page One)
We have great seats
Visit the Marx Brothers Movie entitled "Day At The Races"
This year in addition to the DeLara group we are adding...
|Paul & Sue||2|
|Ed & Kathy Roberts||4|
|Herb & Irene||6|
|Sandy & Bob||8|
|Hans & Kristen||10|
|Brenda & Sam||12|
|John & Ernie||14|
|Pete & Lisa||16|
The Train we are taking Amtrak train #566 departing Fullerton at 9:00am, arriving Solana Beach at 10:30am and return train #591 departing Solana Beach at 6:56pm, arriving Fullerton 8:29pm.
We Are Off To The Races
Through these passages walk travelers of the world
Herb and Irene find a quick snack
Ruby needs foodies!
Wrap is up!
Our train is here.... Train at Fullerton station; image shows train stopped in depot, with Stern and Goodman Warehouse No. 5 in background. Contributing Institution: Anaheim Public Library
This is NOT our train unless you want to sit inside a steel cargo box (Intermodal Containers)
Did You Know? - Intermodal transportation goes back to the 18th century and predates the railways. Some of the earliest containers were those used for shipping coal on the Bridgewater Canal in England in the 1780s. Coal containers (called "loose boxes" or "tubs") were soon deployed on the early canals and railways and were used for road/rail transfers (road at the time meaning horse drawn vehicles).
Wooden coal containers used on railways go back to the 1830s on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. In 1841 Isambard Kingdom Brunel introduced iron containers to move coal from the vale of Neath to Swansea Docks. By the outbreak of the First World War the Great Eastern Railway was using wooden containers to trans-ship passenger luggage between trains and sailings via the port of Harwich. The early 1900s saw the first adoption of covered containers, primarily for the movement of furniture and intermodal freight between road and rail. A lack of standards limited the value of this service and this in turn drove standardisation. In the U.S. such containers, known as "lift vans', were in use from as early as 1911.
It's colorful shirt day for the guys
Ernie saw the camera coming and struck a pose
Head For Track Three ... Up And Over
Just a hop hop hop hop hop skip skip skip and jump jump
45 steps form the bottom to the top
We are half way there
View from the bridge
Ernie and John
Paul & Sue
Nope.... This one is not ours either
Our ride is here
Miss Sandy boards at Anaheim
Ma'am... Nice try but Sandy wins the "Hat Of The Day" award on this trip
Mr. Bob got his hat off the nice horse standing outside.... See the ear holes?
Kerstin & Hans join the party
Soooooo... Paul had this GREAT idea!
People moon the trains once a year....
Why couldn't we moon the beach goers??
Wonder why no one took Paul up on the idea???
We are racing along at 60+ mph
What we look like to them
Relaxing and allowing the world to go by
John is about to speak....
Herbie and Irene
An artistic view
Debbie is enjoying the ride and visiting with friends
Don't ever say men are not colorful....
Robin and Bob
Great shirt for Halloween or Horseracing!
Our fearless leaders.... their 17th year
Relaxing (and studying the horses).... They were the big winners today
Kristen & Hans... always a smile
Right through their back yards at 60 mph
Sitting backwards is great... You can see where you have been
Who yelled out "Nude beach ahead!"???
We have arrived and Sandy adjusts her bonnet
Did You Know? - Bonnets are a variety of headgear for both sexes, which have in common only the absence of a brim. Bonnet derives from the same word in French, where it originally indicated a type of material. In the 21st century, only a few kinds of headgear are still referred to as bonnets, most commonly those worn by babies and Scottish soldiers. More...
Irene signals where to go...
We are a good looking crowd
Bye bye choo choo
Tidewater Tavern, Best Tavern In Solana Beach
Great food and great service!
221 North Highway 101
Solana Beach, CA 92075
The friendliest bar and grill in town. Open air bar. Happy hour, sports tv, cocktails, four pool tables. Burgers, salads, tacos, appetizers!
Did you know? - Located in Downtown Solana Beach, the Solana Beach Commuter Rail-Amtrak Station is a large railway station that serves the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner passenger train and the North County Transit District's COASTER commuter rail. In recent years, the Solana Beach Commuter Station underwent a major renovation, with a new terminal, parking lot, and below-ground level rail. A bridge crosses the tracks between the terminal and Hwy 101.
"Brunch" at the Tidewater Cafe and then back across the street to catch the double decked bus to the races
A short walk across PCH