Saturday, July 15, 2006

Snow, Trains, and Little People.

ET suggested it might be nice for me to guest-post about some of our vacation time together and I'm more than happy to oblige.

We visited several places but this one stood out for me...

It's the Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad.

A place where grown-ups can become little kids again. For the low, low price of $5, one gets to spend as much time as one likes wandering around a 2000 square feet room packed with beautiful miniature trains, aiplanes, vehicles, boats, people, and scenery!

The first part we saw after we passed the entrance is an alpine setting complete with working ski lift:

A train about to enter a beautifully detailed tunnel:

Oh no! A derailment! Bring in the helicopter to clear those logs!

Vehicles magically travelling along the road without tracks was something I hadn't seen before. The gentleman who built the tracks explained to us that they were following a wire beneath the road. This bus was turning to fill up at the gas station:

What's playing at the movie theatre tonight?

Over 700 houses and 5500 hand-painted little people, definitely a visit to remember.

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