The kids and I, along with my aunt & two cousins, went for a ride on a steam train. It was a blast! We wandered the train, complete with concession cars and a saloon, got held up by bandits and had an all around fun time!
Some quotes from the fellow above:
"Gabriel Dumont's my name and buffalo hunting is my game"
"I'm Gabe Dumont and I'm the law around these here parts"
And some more pics (photo credits to my girl)
See, I told you we were held up by bandits, and by gunpoint no less!! They boarded the train, took all our loose change, and then tried to escape. Mr. Dumont won the battle and retrieved our money. They actually donate all the money collected during the robberies and donate them to the children's hospitals in Edmonton and Calgary.
It was about a 5 1/2 hour round trip, getting off in Big Valley for about 2 hours for dinner and wandering around town. We went up the hill to see the beautiful blue church at the top and went through the little shops that sold things like home-made cinnamon buns and fudge, yum!
Hope you enjoyed our adventures, thanks for stopping by and sharing them with me :)