We had a great field trip to Jack London Square/the Port of Oakland. We rode Amtrak to Jack London Square. The 2 hour train ride was great. Our homeschool group had the entire top floor of one train car. The kids had room to roam and play and there were plenty of sights to see as we traveled.
William was THRILLED to be on a big train.
Having friends to play with made the trip fly by.
The boat was really, really crowded. We were not quite at the end of the line in this picture. The covered dock was solid people and it wrapped around a corner until it got to us... it was actually sort of miserably over-crowded. I guess that is what you get for free!
William and his friend Ella at the waterside waiting for the boat.
We couldn't hear most/any of the tour guide information as we toured the Port of Oakland but the kids enjoyed looking out the window at the container ships and giant cranes at work.
Part of our group when we arrived back in Sacramento after a long day.
A day in Davis.
First we visited the Davis History Museum.
Then the Davis Farmers Market's harvest festival.
Watching cockroach races!
Our annual trick-or-treating on Historic Sutter Street.
Our little rock star - complete with attitude.
The Magic School Bus.
We managed to spend just $7 on both costumes combined - a can of yellow spray paint and iron-on transfer papers! A great reduce-reuse-recycle Halloween!