Their park also has a train layout that I wanted to see. It is truly amazing with large cars (about 12" long) like the ones my father set up when we were little. I thought the cars were even bigger than these, but I guess that's because I was so little.
The park residents handcraft all the buildings which are works of art.
I especially liked the roundhouse.
And the steam engine. When I took this picture, I didn't notice the tree that fell on the building in the background. How clever.
There was even a Santa train. Isn't that the Travelocity gnome standing on top of the caboose?
As John pointed out, everything doesn't always run smoothly. It looks like there was a derailment on the other side of the trestle bridge.
But the most fun was just visiting and reliving their trip to Alaska last summer. Although Carol did a great job documenting it in their blog, nothing beats hearing about it in person. Ron has already done the Alaska trip, but I never have. We're talking about it for 2014, but haven't decided on the method since we don't want to drive all that way. We'll see. I envision some version of plane, train, and automobile, with maybe a boat thrown in.