Friday, November 13, 2015

Train of Thought

October 2015 - Palm Springs CA

I posted photos from the zoo section of The Living Desert.

They also have a section devoted to miniature trains.
Model trains first came to The Living Desert in 1998, initially as part of the annual WildLights holiday program, but quickly expanded due to the popularity of the exhibit. Now, the exhibit is almost an acre large, consists of more than 3,300 feet of track, six different loops and a host of surprising characters.

Camping in the desert.

Isn't this fantastic!!

So cool to see places you've visited. I'm not sure what mission is in the background, there are so many in California.
The Wig Wam Motel is about an hour's drive from Palm Springs along Route 66. There is so much to do in the area around Palm Springs but so many people just don't explore.

Click here to see the "real" Wig Wam Motel in Rialto CA. We drove there in 2008, the last time we were in Palm Springs.
My husband mentioned that there should have been cars parked in from of the motel rooms.

If you zoom on this photo you will spot (bottom right) the Rancho Car Wash sign featuring the iconic pink elephant seen on Highway 111.

Harriet's Hair House and Thornes English Pub.

J & J Mining Company - Jackie and John?

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  1. That is fun. A cousin of mine, her husband's really into model railroading.

  2. That's the best train layout I've ever seen.

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  4. What a great display! That must really draw in the kids.

  5. I love these miniature villages - so much detail.
    We have a great one on the outskirts of Canberra and the UK have some great ones too.

    A great way to travel the world - to see all the miniature towns :-)

  6. Miniature train set ups as well as doll houses fascinate me! Thanks for sharing these.

  7. Enormous fun, Jackie! :) When my son was small he loved trains and it was a regular event for us to go looking for railways large and small. Many thanks for sharing.

  8. I adore model trains so I would be in hog heaven at this exhibit. Trains in the desert. What a great idea. My favorite capture of the series is the one of the cablecar with the red convertible. Love it.

  9. Nice ... Fun ... We've been there but must have missed the trains. Time to go back!

  10. What a fun way to give you an impression of the whole area form a bird's eye view.

  11. I've been to a place that featured model trains like this. Fascinating, huh?
    Hoping to see you at this week's Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) :


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