The colors were quite nice and it was a pleasant day. The sun was shining and the Muskoka River ran through the area.
Here is a glimpse of the Muskoka River right next to the Railway. Such pretty scenery. We all enjoyed it.Brandon took a few minutes to check out the arena. The Railway and the arena share the parking lot.
There is also a playground there to keep the kids busy while they are waiting for the train.
Brandon asked me if we could sit on the swings while we waited and we did. We had a swing too.
Then he asked Mom to have a swing with him. Mom didn't swing very much, but Brandon enjoyed seeing both his Grandma and his Great-Grandma on the swing. We had a few laughs here.
There was information about the early days of logging in the area and it was quite interesting.
Now the conductor and engineer has arrived. The brakeman is in the jeans and jean jacket. They were all very nice to Brandon. These men are volunteers and I commend them for taking the time to talk to the kids and answer all of their questions. Brandon is a train buff and he had a million questions about the train.
This was an interesting display. Brandon couldn't believe that the women of that era wore these skirts and long-sleeved blouses. He looked at the trunks and the baggage carts. It was all very interesting.
The conductor got Brandon outside and asked him to be Assistant Conductor. Brandon wore the hat for a while and I tried to talk him into doing it but he said, "Grandma, you know I don't like to be the center of attention." I told him if he didn't want to, he didn't have to. I would never force him to do something that would make him feel uncomfortable.
Above is the water tank where they get the water for the little steam engine.
It is quite a beauty and well-maintained and cared for. This is the same train that drew logs, passengers and delivered mail between 1904 and 1959.
This little guy is posing with the conductor. I asked his father for permission to take the photo and most graciously consented. He was a fine Assistant Conductor.
Well, I'd best leave the rest of Day 2 until tomorrow. I didn't realize I had taken so many photos and our day had been so busy.
Enjoy your Friday. Yes, the weekend is here and this weekend it's Canadian Thanksgiving. Saturday dinner will be at Mom's and we are having turkey. Whoohoo!! That will be an opportunity for more photos. ~Blessings, Mary~