Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Early Mornings are for the Birds and Trains
Remember last week when I posted about how grandma's train was almost 2 hours late, and we didn't get home until 2 a.m. We would not have minded if today's train was late, since she had a 5:55 a.m. check in time! She was leaving from a train station about an hour from our house, and we knew it was be really hard to get up and leave by 4:30 a.m. for the hour drive. We opted to spend the night at a motel near the station, so we would not miss the train. We all tried to get to sleep at a decent time, but as you know it is often hard to sleep when you need to. When the 5 a.m wake up call came early at 4:55 a.m (ugh!) I was not really a rested, happy camper. I don't think any of us had more than 4 hours of sleep last night. We got to the station right on time to check in her bags. We had hoped the train might be a little bit late, so we would have some time to talk and say our goodbyes. That was not to be.. The early morning train was right on time! We only had a few minutes to take a couple quick pictures and have a few hugs, because it was time to board. She was boarding the train by 6:05 a.m. so this visit to the Toledo train station was extremely short compared to the 3 hours we were there the last time. We decided to wait just a bit, in case there were any problems. There wasn't, so we were right there waving goodbye when the train left the station at 6:25 a.m. We are not sure if she saw us waving, but we hope she did!
We had an hour drive back home, so we stopped for breakfast at McDonalds. It's a special treat to eat a bacon, egg and cheese McGriddle. We also got to see probably the only summer sunrise we are going to see for quite awhile. We are all night owls who like to sleep in during the summer, so a sunrise is a rare sight. We were back home by 8:15 a.m, which is earlier than we normally get up on a summer morning. I took a nap, because I was so tired I could not keep my eyes open, but now my daily schedule is all out of whack. Hopefully I will get back on track in a day or so.
We had a great visit, and miss her already!