Friday, July 31, 2009

All aboard!

Last year when my niece came to visit, she wanted to go on a train. We rode on the O-train, which is part of Ottawa's transit system. She was thrilled.

When I found out she was coming to visit again this year, I asked Wanda to make reservations on the Hull-Chelsea-Wakefield steam train. This consists of a 1.5 hour trip from Hull to Wakefield, 2 hours in Wakefield, and 1.5 hours back.

Bella loved it. It was really well done - they brought around colouring papers & crayons for the kids, a face painter made the rounds, and musicians travelled through the cars. When we got there, we got to see the engine turning around, then there was a tour of the engine. After that, we had time to wander through the shops before returning.

There was a tour guide (in striped overalls) in each car. Everyone was very friendly, and Bella had a great time.

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