Saturday, December 15, 2007

Miniature Railway

During my visit to my home town, Palmerston North, in New Zealand this past November, My brother and I rode the miniature railway in the Victoria Esplanade Gardens. Graeme said all the years he has lived just the other side of the fence surrounding the gardens, he had never ridden the train. It took a visit from Sis to get him to ride the train, and after we had arrived back at the station after our ride, Graeme said " I wonder why it took me so long to get around to this, as the ride is fun and well worth doing"

Some of the Scenic Railway history
As usual click on the pictures to enlarge.

Little kids and larger kids (those would be the kid at heart adults) waiting to board the train for their ride through the gardens.

Upon signing the visitor book and looking at previous pages, I noticed that there had been visitors from many, many countries around the world.

Keewee and brother, ready for their ride through the lovely native bush, past gorgeous flowers and shrubs, and the kids playground, then winding back around to the railway station.

Off we go under the foot bridge, then winding around through the park, for a wonderful experience on this beautiful warm late spring day.

Some of the native bush we rode past. Palm trees of all kinds Ponga trees (tree ferns) and many other types of vegetation.

There was a father and son who rode the train several times, and it really is no hardship as the fare is only $2 for adults and about $1 for kids. What better way to keep the kids entertained?

The cars had to stop and let us go by just like on the rural roads.

1 comment:

Ginco said...

What a lovely time you had with your Brother Keewee!!