Wild West Train Ride

When I was searching for something fun to do for Les’s birthday, I saw an advertisement come on tv for a local train ride taking guests through the Wild West.

I was intrigued, especially living in Florida.  The train ride was hosted by the St. Mary’s Railroad in south Georgia.  Only an hour and a half drive from here, I ordered our tickets.

The day for our ride was rainy and gloomy (like our entire winter/spring has been) and I was a little nervous since it was an open air train car with no refunds given for any reason.

By the time we got to St. Mary’s the rain had stopped, but it was still gray and cloudy.  I had nothing to worry about though.  The train cars were open on the sides, but had a roof over, so even in the rain we would have stayed dry.

We checked out the Indian camp before boarding.

Indian village

The Wild West entertainment were local community theater actors on-board the train, interacting with each other and the passengers.

Annie Oakley

After 45 minutes or so, we stopped at the ‘town’ where robbers held up the bank.

It was fun, campy humor which led to a fun, memorable birthday!

Birthday boy

About Heather Hamel

Growing up with horses is a little girls dream come true. Heather’s dream in life was to be a horse trainer - how dreams change - sort of! She moved to the wonderfully historic town of St. Augustine, Florida and was a historic tour guide and a ghost story teller while putting herself through college to become a special education teacher. After graduating, she felt the pull of horses in her life again. That's when she met Kobi! She learned quickly that when you own horses you become a part time vet, part time nutritionist, and full time equestrian. She wouldn't change a thing! In addition to being completely obsessed with her herd, she still teaches and tutors students with learning disabilities, and more specifically, dyslexia.
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3 Responses to Wild West Train Ride

  1. Mom says:

    It did look like great fun, something different and such a big smile on Les’s face was worth the trip.

  2. Anna Hamel says:

    Sounds fun! Happy birthday to Les!

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