Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cloud 9

Devan had a dream come true last weekend. We went to "train extravaganza". It's a train fair where tons and tons of toy train venders come and set up booths. There were a lot of model train tracks set up from lionel to a disney set up. Their was of course a Thomas and train set up. But the most amazing thing, in Devan's eyes, was the Thomas train ride they had going. We had pumped Devan up for it for a couple of days asking him if he wanted to ride on the "real Thomas the train. This is a fun age where he can understand what we are going to do, and get excited about it.

When we got into downtown where it was held, I told Chad I needed to find an ATM to get money for parking. We thought we would just go to the nearest gas station, which was about 1 mile away. Well, 1 mile ends up being quite far in downtown, and it took us to a scary part of town. Once we got to the gas station, it was closed. Not that we would have gone in anyway though because it was quite scary looking! So we thought ok, we'll go to the nearest Valero, we thought that way it would be a nicer station. We drove for a couple more minutes and the GPS said we were there. I looked at Chad and said, "Is that really it?" It was a tiny building, with 1 gas pump, it was covered in bars (like a pawn shop), there was a little window to pay for whatever, but the people up by the window, didn't look like they were buying gasoline. I'm guessing they had a little side business going on. So we got the heck out of there quick. I don't know why I didn't think of it earlier, but I told Chad, "let's just find a bank." Soon after we found a Wells Fargo ATM, but it was still scary. I pulled up to it and started taking out money when I heard voices behind me. I freaked out and accidently hit a button, and ended up pulling out $300 instead of $40! And then we got the heck out of there.

Despite our little gas station adventure, we really had a good time. I'm glad we don't live downtown, but it's nice to be able to get there in less than a half hour. By the time we got home it was nice to be safe and sound in Helotes!













5 comments:

Michelle said...

I heard about the exhibit but wasn't sure what it was. Oh well. Looks like a lot of fun though!

That is scary about the ATM!!! That happened to us in Dallas one time. We took one wrong turn and the next thing we knew it looked like we were in Mexico...30 years ago! There was a police car about every mile!! Yikes. It's sad people live like that 'so close to home,' ya know?

Erin said...

Sounds likes you had an exciting adventure in downtown! I'd be freaking out too. Glad you had fun though. I wish I would've known about that exhibit, I'm sure my boys would've liked it too. Do they do that every year at this time? I guess I need to stay up better on events going on around here.

Seth and Natalie said...

That would be such a great thing to take kids to! My girlie loves trains, too. Your down town adventure is a little funny. Down town Mackay consists of 1 street and 4 businesses. Spooky:)

Jess M Lufkin said...

I am so happy Devan got to ride on Thomas the Train. What a perfect outing for the boys! I LOVE Devan's red 'sneakers' and Tristan looks so grown up! I think it looks like Chad had the most fun :).

Jess M Lufkin said...

That was Grandma Sherry that posted the last comment...I guess I need to log in under a different account...