An Early Visit To Rogers Gardens 10/4/2013

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~Mary Ellen Chase

We Saw The Advertisement And Could Not Resist! Christmas In October??


It was opening day!!


We arrived after a great meal at the Himalayan Grill


The first thing we see is the choo choo trains

Did You Know? - Railway modelling (UK, Australia and Ireland) or model railroading (US and Canada) is a hobby in which rail transport systems are modelled at a reduced scale. The scale models include locomotives, rolling stock, streetcars, tracks, signalling, and roads, buildings, vehicles, model figures, lights, and features such as streams, hills and canyons.

The earliest model railways were the 'carpet railways' in the 1840s. Elctric trains appeared around the start of the 20th century, but these were crude likenesses. Model trains today are more realistic. Today modellers create model railway / railroad layouts, often recreating real locations and periods in history.


There was two trains running today


We made choo choo sounds until we were asked to leave


Talk about bright....


It was a beautiful day


Year 50 and we have been going for over half of that


Red and green everywhere


Now this is red

Halloween Sneaked In


Come on in.... We do not bite... too much


Dark and full of great things....


Scary but fun!!


How come he kept looking at us???


A neat factory complete with sound


Mirror mirror on the wall... Who is the ugly guy??

Back To The Un-Scary Part


Sue liked the little sunflowers


Strange colors....


Orchids are always pretty at Rogers...


The weather was perfect

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas


Red and green cacti


Inside the trees are decorated and themed - This one for Brian and Jan


Another view for Brian and Jan


We remembered Georgia who made these sixty years ago!

We Went To The Elks To Make Reservation For Sunday


We took a walk down the docks and visit the ships


Great party boats

Then To Old Ranch Before Going To The Garden Grove Elks


We thought we would see the gang but alas... They left early


Sue visits with Dori


Donna gets the floor moving