T is for Trivia Games, Tandem Bikes, Train Trip

You may think that trivia games are like the Quizzes I mentioned for “Q” but I think they are different. (or maybe I just couldn’t think of three “T’ activities so I’m using it – LOL). Trivial Pursuit was a game that we played sometimes back in the day. I think we may even still have a box in the closet but we haven’t played in a long time.

Tandem bikes sounds like a fun thing to do too. Last year during the A to Z when I was in Union Square I saw a bike rental place and they have tandem bikes for rent. I think that hubby and I could manage something like that, not too much strain on either of us. However, we’d have to make sure we were going on a flat path which is hard in San Francisco!

And last, but probably best, idea is a train trip. We take the train a lot from our house to the City to see the Giants play and we may start taking it to see concerts at Chase Center. It’s a bit farther to walk but doable. I’m really talking about taking a train trip down the coast of California. They have one called the Starlight that goes down the coast from Seattle to LA. It takes 35 hours but I think it would be neat to see the coast that way. The California Zephyr sounds like fun too, especially since we were married in Zephyr Cove. It goes from San Francisco to Chicago, going through Nebraska and Colorado. Even though they are long trips, being on the train would allow the hubby to stand up and stretch his legs without having to pull over and stop.

Just for fun, here’s what I can see from my front porch.

Unfortunately, although the train station is right across the street from us, we’d have to drive to a more inland station to catch one of the Amtrak trains as the end of the line for this one is San Francisco. Still, it would be worth it I think.

Okay. Tomorrow is a day of rest from my silly posts. I’m going to really do my best to visit some new folks. I’ll be back with the rest of the alphabet next week.

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23 Responses to T is for Trivia Games, Tandem Bikes, Train Trip

  1. Pingback: A to Z Reflection – 2022 | Janet's Smiles

  2. I love taking the train but I haven’t since I left work (I often had to go up to L.A. for meetings… much better on the train than to be stuck in traffic). We also have another “T” here: the Trolley. They put in a new stop not too far from our house and my husband and I have had fun exploring the various areas it goes to.

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  3. Tamara says:

    May I throw in the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner? I rides along the coast from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara and San Diego.
    We used to play Trivial Pursuit as a family. Colin had his special stack of “junior questions”, but they became too easy for him. These days he’s kicking our butts even with the regular questions!

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Oh, that train trip sounds like fun! We haven’t seen much of the southern part of the state. Thanks for that suggestion! It amazes me sometimes how much the kids know about our generation.


  4. debscarey says:

    I always enjoyed Trivial Pursuit, but know Himself would win far too easily! I have a yearning to do that cross country train journey through the Canadian Rockies – and yes, the ability to get up and stretch is key, as Himself is over 6 foot too.

    Debs visiting this year from
    Making Yourself Relationship Ready

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      My hubby’s problem is his back gets stiff with too much sitting in confined spaces. He was 6 feet at one time but when recently measured at the doctor’s he’d lost a couple inches! The Canadian Rockies trip sounds fun. I am not sure why your comments get sent to my trash but I keep checking so I’m able to see them. Sorry if it seems like it takes me a while to answer!


  5. I’ve often thought of planning a train trip… the train across from your house was a lovely sight.

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  6. lv2trnscrb says:

    Gosh, I hadn’t thought of trivial pursuit in years! What a fun game way back then! I did ride a tandem bike on a date one time. That was the only time and the only date with that person. I have been on several trains. Growing up we traveled a lot on trains from Pennsylvania to California. It was probably not as glamorous as maybe train trips these days. One time traveling I had a broken ankle. I was 7 years old at the time. My poor mom had a time helping me around the train to go to the bathroom and the like. Another time I had the flu on the train. Again my poor mom. However, I still think of taking a train trip somewhere if I could find the right location to go to by it.


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  7. ghostmmnc says:

    I like playing games like Trivia, but nobody here wants to anymore. Train rides sound fun. I was on a train a couple of times in Germany, but we don’t have any anywhere near us here. The nearest is in Dallas, which would mean a long road trip, or plane ride to get to a train. Fun you get to see them every day. 🙂

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  8. John Holton says:

    I’ve always heard that the train is the way to go.

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  9. LA says:

    Not silly!! Fun!!

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  10. E.A. Wickham says:

    We used to play Trivial Pursuit too. My son would take the train from UCSB to Fullerton where we’d pick him up and hour and 15 minutes from our home. I went with him once and loved it. My daughter and I took the train to Chinatown in LA for lunch and shopping.

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