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