mittenmaker wrote:I love trains too. I have traveled by train 3 times to Toronto and back.
well, then, you are close enough to do the Windsor-Québec corridor train tour. Quebec City is fantastic and the train is super. We lived there for 12 years and our 3 boys were all born there. I see you are in Michigan (I lived for 10 years in Wisconsin), so crossing over from Détroit to Windsor on the Ambassador Bridge is easy to do. Or are you further up, Where Marymaxim Town crosses over to Sarnia? (forget thé real name in MI, as I was traumatized that my family full of men wanted to cross Bluewater Bridge ASAP and not stop despite the fact that we were leisurely returning after Christmas in 2010). I did get them to spend some Time in Frankenmuth on the trip into the U.S. and we all have personnalized hand-painted ornaments with our names on them from Bronner's. One of my good friends in high school had grandparents in Frankenmuth, and she had given me an ornament with my name on it from Bronner's over 20 years ago, before internet. I was so thrilled to actually go there and get matching ones for our family, years later!
Wow, K1P1quebec, that train trip would be Awesome! My husband and I have always wanted to visit Quebec City, he even was attempting to learn a little French, at one time! We are Canadiaphiles (is that a word?
) We would have to either obtain Passports or an enhanced driver's license, which is required to re-enter the States. No biggie, just a hoop to jump through.
We live about 1 hour (max) east of the Blue Water Bridge. A friend of mine works for MDOT on the bridge. I have been to Mary Maxim twice (
) even though I have been to Port Huron numerous times. Go figure!
We are about 1.5 hrs max from Ambassador Bridge and the Tunnel to Canada. We've only been to Windsor once, though, and I have a nice memory of having a apple juice and Bagel w/ cream cheese, at a Tim Horton's there.
Frankenmuth is only about 45 min. from our home in Lapeer. As a matter of fact, we purchased our Christmas tree from Bronner's on our way back from northern Michigan, on our honeymoon. We still have and use it (it is made in Canada!
And we have a purple ornament w/ our names and wedding date on it. We get there every so often--during Christmas time it is utter chaos around there! Quite a place. I lived in F'muth for a few years, before all the chain stores and hotels moved in--it was a bit like living in a storybook.
Small world, no?