And we did! The Edinburgh train -
and the Glasgow train!
Both drivers tooted their horns and waved as they passed - completely making a little boy's day.
The Horn - one of a series of pieces of motorway art that border the M8.
But we mostly enjoyed being out in this big blue day - and a much needed dose of vitamin D.
Almost home, we stopped to watch the workmen and machines trying to finish off the road at the entrance to the new station. For several years we have been waiting for and watching the construction of this rail link and station. Its completion means that local people will be 25 minutes away from the centre of either Edinburgh or Glasgow. Now it is almost here and we are leaving for a land that has never been touched by trains or railroads. I think we'll cope, somehow.