By Chris Macias
Think of this event as the adult version of "Thomas the Tank Engine" (maybe "Thomas the Tanked Engine?"). Catch the southbound San Joaquin Amtrak from Sacramento at 4:55 p.m. on Oct. 15, and about 35 minutes later you'll be ready to cruise the School Street Wine Stroll in Lodi. The event features more than 25 wineries plus a host of eating opportunities from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The wine train leaves Lodi's Amtrak station to Sacramento at 10:39 p.m., and overnight guests can opt for the 11:34 a.m. train back to the River City. Tickets for the wine stroll (not including train fare) cost $30 or $40 at the event. Hotel packages which include event tickets, transportation and more cost $125. For more information: (209) 367-7840 x 100 or www.lodichamber.com. To book a train ticket: 800-872-7245 (Amtrak).
Call The Bee's Chris Macias, (916) 321-1253.