Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Dinner Train


Here we go again..........a Branson happening!  This was a dinner train ride, and it was quite fun.  Not a big trip, just a few miles up the track to one of those old-fashioned trestle bridges (but it was brand new) and back.  Just enough time to eat your meal and visit with your tablemates on the way out and watch the scenery on the way back.

I have kind of a phobia against bridges, and wouldn't you know, when the train reached the trestle the car I was in was smack dab in the middle of the thing!  And it sat there for 5 or 10 minutes while they got ready to go back.  You can see from some of the pictures just how high it was!  But I made it.........

There was some mixup getting our tickets, and we did not get to sit with my cousins for dinner.  However, we found them after dinner and sat with them on the way back to the station.  We did meet a nice younger couple from Branson sharing our table who were celebrating their anniversary, and had an interesting conversation.

So here are the pictures.  Oh, the train is from the 30's or 40's if I remember right, and the dinner was catered by Golden Corral.

And that was pretty much the trip!  We did go through lots of trees and bushes/shrubs, saw some homes along side the track, a river and marina and just general landscape.  The food was okay and the service was great.  If you've never been on a train you would enjoy the short trip.  Oh, you don't have to have dinner, you can just go for the ride.

Tomorrow I'll tell you about our breakfast and shopping adventure!  Take care.

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