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Train Ride {Mom-day}

 I don’t normally like to post about Blogging events I attend here in Utah.  I don’t want to make anyone feel bad- especially since it’s mostly just luck that I find out about them anyway. 😉  But, sometimes I am so impressed with an event, and with the entity sponsoring it, that I feel like I need to share it.  Last Friday our local transit authority hosted a Mom Aboard event allowing blogging moms and their children to be on the first public ride of their new line.

There were goodie bags for the kids which included these darling engineer hats (love) and train whistles (maybe not so much love. 😉 )

My kids had never had the opportunity to ride on our Traxx Trains so they were thrilled to have this chance.  They loved how fast it went and they loved that they could ride standing up- so that’s what they all did on the way home.
I really want to thank UTA and Tauni for the super fun event.  It made my kids’ week for sure.  Sometimes the benefits of blogging can’t really be measured by numbers- but by fun- and in this case- it was a winner for sure.
And, I have one more little bonus from the event- UTA provided me with a pass good for 4 round trip tickets on any of their mass transit lines- from Trax to Frontrunner.  I am going to do a speedy giveaway for it- the first person to comment that they want it, will get it.  🙂  The pass is good for the month of August.  Please make sure your e-mail is attached to your profile, or leave it in the comment so I can get in touch with you and get it in the  mail.
Thanks for letting me indulge in this little moment of “Man, I actually took my kids somewhere fun and it didn’t cost me anything except for many hours blogging and lurking on twitter so I would find out about it and actually sign up and do it!”  🙂  I guess nothing really does come free. 😉
Have a great Monday!

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  • Amy C
    July 18, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Sounds like fun! I'd love to win some tickets for trax!

  • Kristie
    July 19, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Wow, wish I had heard of this. My kiddos would have loved it. And it would have been fun to get out and see parts of Salt Lake that I haven't seen in a long while!
    Do share if you hear about stuff like this. Free is always good with a family! 🙂

  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny
    July 19, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Sounds like a great time, Amy. I love the hats 🙂 What a great opportunity.

  • Amy C
    August 3, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Amy, I got the train ticket in the mail today. THANK YOU! I'm excited to use it. I have to say, you have the most beautiful handwriting. It's gorgeous! Also, thank you for the very adorable card. I ♥ it! 🙂