FFfAW – The Trolley

During our family vacation, mom told us one of the things we would do while in San Francisco is take the trolley car to go shopping. All of us children were looking forward to that. We had seen pictures of the trolley and thought it would be a lot of fun.

When we got there, mom bought all the tickets and lined us up to board. My brother and I started play fighting which made mom mad. We were told we would have to stay at the hotel while she and the girls went shopping.

Bobby and I went back to the hotel to our room and decided to spend the afternoon watching cartoons. When we turned on the television it informed us that we had to put money in in order to get any programs. Drats! We couldn't watch the television.

It was a boring afternoon for me and Bobby. We ended up falling asleep and dreamed of riding the trolley.

Thank you Yinglan for our photo prompt!

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64 thoughts on “FFfAW – The Trolley

  1. Children will be children, I hope that I would have taken them on the tram. But they would have missed out on the ice creams.πŸ™‚

  2. Well, if they can’t behave… maybe mum will take them on the tram tomorrow once they’ve had a think about their behaviour πŸ™‚

  3. Funny! They got their ride on the trolley after all! Maybe next time they will remember to behave and get to experience a real trolley ride. Cute story , Joy, and so real to life .

  4. I feel bad for the little kids. I think mom just didn’t want to deal with them while she and the older girls shopped, it’s much easier without little kids. I was wondering how she could leave small children alone in a hotel, I’d be scared to do that before they are about twelve or so. As well, it’s terrible the TV didn’t work. You would think they would have a few channels free. Great story PJ. How is your new dog training going? Is she learning well?

    • They were old enough to be able to stay with themselves. Mom could have not wanted to deal with them but I’m sure they will behave from now on. Sugar is training very well. I had to leave her with my sister for a week while I went to Phoenix to my grandson’s graduation and she was sure happy to see me! (haha! So was my sister!). She is just a very rambunctious puppy. LOL!

      • Yeah I’m sure they will behave too. No TV no Wifi, that must have been horrifying πŸ˜‰ I’m glad Sugar is being mostly good for you. I bet she missed you too and your sister is probably not used to all that energy in a tiny dog lol. I’m happy you went to Phoenix for grandson. Congrats to him πŸ™‚

        • Hahaha! I think it would be horrifying too. No, she isn’t use to all that energy in a tiny dog. She is a good little dog though. Yes, my grandkids are all starting to grow up. I had one graduate 2 years ago (from high school and he is now in college). Then I had one graduate last month. I have another one graduating next year and another one graduating the year after that. Then I have several years before the last one graduates.

  5. Well I hope you and Bobby learned your lesson! Can’t you just hear your mother saying that…I can! Maybe when you grow up you can go back and really ride the trolley. πŸ™‚

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