I am a native English speaker with, what I consider to be, an excellent vocabulary but I recently ran into a problem whilst compiling my list of New Year's Resolutions.
One item on the list is to take my children aboard the West Highland Steam Train in Scotland however I really struggled to write it to a standard I was happy with.
Terms already considered
Board the West Highland Steam Train
Indicates the achievement is complete once upon the train and does not consider the entire journey
Complete the West Highland Rail Journey
Indicates some adversity to be overcome or a guiding part of the journey belongs to me
Alight the West Highland Steam Train
Same criticism as 'board'
Ride the West Highland Steam Train
Sounds close to surfer vernacular of Southern California
I know that we are into hair-splitting territory but what would be the most suitable phrasing of this sentence paying deference to the language of the United Kingdom?
Colloquial is fine.