Take the last train to Clarksville Elmira.

Train Ride

I love making memories and the slow train to Elmira, Ontario was just the perfect adventure to make a wonderful summer memory for my grandson. He had never been on a train before and this old steam engine takes us back in time; the railroad car we were in was made in 1923. We watched the beautiful countryside through the huge open window and crossed the Conestoga River on a high bridge.

1923 railroad carbridge

I wore my colourful, multi-patterned skirt. Each panel has a different print and I love how it flares.

multi-patterned skirt

We stopped at the little town of St. Jacobs and got off to see this 99 year old steam engine.

steam engine 99 years oldI snapped a few shots of railway cars no longer in use.

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No time to stop and shop in St. Jacobs (after all, my grandson came for the ride–not to shop).

antiques store in St JacobsThat’s my youngest son working on the railroad.IMG_0052This track is no longer in use, so no worry that a train will be coming.IMG_0063IMG_0068End of the line of a fantastic adventure, another day trip in Southern Ontario.

Make some summer memories!

❤ carmen


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13 Responses to ALL ABOARD!

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

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  2. Sartenada says:

    Lovely photos! Train photos was nice surprise to me. I love them, because when being a young I worked in the locomotive of local factory as switchman. 🙂

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  3. dan says:

    You are a wise woman in making memories for your grandson! He surely enjoyed the day and when he grows up, memories will be precious for him…

    Your colourful skist is beautiful on you, and hats always give you a romantic allure…so sweet!

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  4. How fun that you got to take your grandson on his first train ride!
    The swing of that skirt is perfect for an easy, breezy summer day.

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  5. Olga says:

    That must have been a wonderful little trip: almost 100 years old wagon, beautiful views, abandoned track! Lovely skirt and you look as beautiful and young as always!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much Olga! This train went so slow, we almost could have walked faster! But that way we could enjoy the scenery better. Next I will be taking a super FAST train (ICE) from Stuttgart to Berlin with my daughter Jean in August! I’m soooooo looking forward to the train ride of my life!

      Happy summer!

      ❤ carmen


  6. Bob says:

    Ahhh, summer memories….see my timeline for memories made at McGregor Provincial Park and Sauble Beach ……7 adults and 5 children….photos by Jonah Wainberg….not all of us are in the photo shoots…..

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  7. Bob says:

    Yeah, another skirt for “skirt work” during square dancing……

    Track not in use….hence, the storage of railway ties across the track……

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    • carmen says:

      I got a call today from Jim inviting me to the 50th anniversary of Galt’s Swinging Eights. This skirt would be great for the square dance celebration, unfortunately, I will be in Germany.

      Happy dancing!

      ❤ carmen


  8. utesmile says:

    That must have been fun. Memories is the best present you can give children. Lovely skirt. I see on the Lok it says Essex…. that is round the corner from me…. Enjoy the Summer!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Ute! I do agree, taking time to make memories is worth more than toys. It can be a simple trip to the park or a bike ride together that we can look back on with fond memories!

      We have an Essex county in Ontario, it is the southernmost county in Canada and named after Essex in England. There’s a myriad of names from Britain and Germany.

      Hope you are making some lovely memories!

      ❤ carmen

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