scenic train ride that went from Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Canada along the coast line up to Agawa Canyon and back again. It sounded like a great way to see a part of Canada without having to drive it ourselves and... we love to take train trips, so, a win-win, we thought!
The only down-side, for us, anyway, was that it left at 8:00 a.m. which meant that we had to get up at 5:30 a.m.! That's early for us! But...we made it! Major yawn. That just meant we ate breakfast on the train...which was quite good actually!
The trip was quite nice. Smooth, since it wasn't a narrow gauge, thank goodness. They gave us a booklet that showed us our route with the mile markers and notes on each one as well as videos popped on during the trip with little stories about the area, it's history & geography which made it even more interesting. The seats were very comfortable and the windows were quite large and very clean so taking pictures for the most part was pretty easy.
I was surprised at how many small lakes there were, as we seemed to go from one to another and then another as we chugged along.
|Black Beaver Trail at Agawa Canyon Park|
|Black Beaver Falls at Agawa Canyon Park|
|Jack along side Agawa River at Agawa Canyon Park|
Back in Ontario we had to make one last stop to get Jack his peanuts (you see, Canada still packages and sells Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts in glass jars, where, in the US, they only package and sell them in plastic jars=less fresh. Thus, every time we are in, or our friends from Canada are visiting us, we stock up on glass jars of peanuts!)
...on the road in the U P, Marie
If you wish to view the rest of the photos from this trip, you can at my Flickr account at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/74905158@N04/