Saturday, April 16, 2016

Cross Canada by Train

Two summers ago Mike and I took the train from our hometown of Brockville to Halifax Nova Scotia. The scenery was amazing and our time down East was lovely.

Ever since then, Mike has wanted to take the train to British Columbia. He had never been more west than Thunder Bay and had never seen the mountains! It was definitely on his "bucket list" to get to the West Coast by train.

He wanted to take the train both ways, but with it being a 4 day trip, I convinced him to conquer his fear of flying and to fly to Vancouver and take the train back to Brockville. It took A LOT of medication to get him on that plane, but once we were on our way, he was just fine!!

While in Vancouver, we took in the sights of Stanley Park, Granville Island (where I even found a quilt shop!), Gastown and the Capilano suspension bridge.

Gastown Clock

The Olympic Cauldon

The flowers at Stanley Park
Totem poles at the Capilano suspension bridge

We boarded the train on Friday night at 8:30pm and woke up the next morning in Kamloops. By that afternoon we were in the mountains!!

Pyramid Falls

Sunday morning brunch (and all the other meals) was amazing!! And during the four days I had ample time to read, play games on my iPad and OF COURSE, do some stitching!!

Eggs Benedict for Sunday brunch 

Hand stitching on the train

 Now that we are back home, it is back to work for me!! But if you have the chance to see this beautiful country by train, we HIGHLY recommend it!!

1 comment:

Woolyoubmine said...

Sounds like it was a fun time!!😊