Thursday, August 16, 2012

An afternoon up-island

My sister and I packed up the kids yesterday afternoon and headed up-island to Duncan. We met Cass and her boys at the BC Forest Discovery Centre, where they have a real, working steam train {that we rode several times in the three hours we were there}. It was a little boys' paradise. And the moms had fun, too!

 Engine 25, also known as Blackie

Waiting at the station for the train to arrive

 Amanda, slowly melting {it was in the high 30s in the valley today!}

 Old tractors to climb on

 Dylan can't resist a fireman's pole

 Kilian and Dylan, hard at work

 Taking a break for ice cream

 Going over Somenos Lake on the trestle {Amanda was freaked out!}

Walter, Henry, Dylan, Kilian, Sawyer {check out all those rosy cheeks!}

Cass and I at the end of a sweltering afternoon of riding the rails! If only we'd had time to stop at Starbucks for a cold drink after all that hard work :)

The Forest Museum is a childhood favourite of mine. I can remember my mom & dad taking us there on the way home from many a camping trip, and my dad buying us conductor's hats as souvenirs. I'm so glad it's still there for us to experience with our own kids. I hope their memories of it are as fond as mine are...

8 comments:

  1. it really does look like a little boys paradise and a fun day :)

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  2. Oh god the heat. I know I'll miss it come the dreary winter rain, but I thought I would die.
    Thanks for the fun day!!
    xo

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    1. Ugh, don't talk to me about the dreary winter rain! Looking forward to our next fun day on Monday... Beacon Hill Park, here we come!
      xo

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  3. What a row of cute boys! It looks like the perfect place for them to play.

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  4. It was great! - Thanks for coming up my way!!
    Fun to have all boys and cute to see that row of 5 hats! :)

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