Well, Pumpkin loved his train ride. Got up this morning and said, "Choo-choo?" Of course, we were supposed to get in at 10:45 last night and got in at 1:30am!! Pumpkin mostly slept all the way from Albany to Rochester (about 4 hours), but sometimes had a hard time getting comfy on Mommy. My husband and I didn't sleep at all - the train was really rocking. We were so late because all the trains had to run slow yesterday due to the heat (I think Albany had a high of 100), then they really booked once the sun went down - making it hard to walk around or sleep.
Otherwise the trip went well. Pumpkin made lots of friends on the train, wore himself and two other boys out running around the station in Albany last night. Got to see tons of relatives, although, we found out that large parties are not his thing. Went to a wedding reception in CT (the wedding was a couple of months ago in Florida) - outside at the bride's parents house. Pumpkin spent most of his time away from the crowd wandering around the large yard. Fun for him, and my husband got to talk to his relatives, but I didn't get to socialize much.
Other parents of toddlers were in the same boat so I did talk to some of them.
Pumpkin also enjoyed pools - one in the hotel we stayed at for the reception (he even let a relative he and I just met spin him around in the water and play since I forgot my bathing suit - something he would never have agreed to 6 months ago), and another at my aunt's house. Had a hard time getting him out of the water both times. At breakfast at the hotel - which was near the pool -he kept going by the pool and saying, 'wa-wa?' Unfortunately, the hotel kept losing power and was mostly running off a generator, so they didn't open the pool.
Also, as we drove by Hartford, we tuned in B.com on the radio!