A couple of Saturdays ago, all 3 of us were able to go over to the Western Railway Museum together for a train ride. Jojo was just entering his "obsessed with vehicles" phase at that point, so it was perfect timing and he was really excited to see the train.
Throughout April, they are running their annual Scenic Limited rides, geared towards viewing the wildflowers amidst the rolling green hills.
It was POURING rain on our drive over to the museum, but the rain stopped shortly after we arrived and the sun even came out while we were waiting on the platform.
The all-electric train built in 1912 follows an out-and-back route, heading due south from highway 12 between Suisun City and Rio Vista, before turning around and returning to the museum. The ride lasted about an hour.
We didn't see a ton of wildflowers, but maybe more have bloomed in the meantime -- we saw lots of cows and sheep, though! The conductors handed out an information sheet with pictures to help identify the flowers you might expect to see along the way.
Jojo started getting pretty cranky towards the end of the trip (the train was behind schedule, so were cutting it a little too close to nap time), so we didn't linger very long in the museum afterwards. But we'll have to go back again sometime, since he's really into trains now, although it won't be free for him anymore once he turns 2!
On the way back home, we picked up some food from one of our favorite spots, the Cheese Steak Shop, to round out our nice little morning out and about in Solano County.