Nov 192012

Had an outstanding time at the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) in Burlington this past weekend.

My lovely wife, Deann and I ventured down there without the kids, hoping to scratch a few names off of our Christmas list at the Auxiliary Show and Sale. Was quite surprised to see Santa Claus and a few of his reindeer there. He too was in quite the festive mood, giving out candy canes to all the young children, who were simply grinning from ear to ear with delight. Father Christmas as he’s also known as, rarely brings his reindeer with him when greeting the kids, so it was a real nice treat. He said that when the kids are able to see him at the RBG this year, his reindeer will be there too for the kids to see and meet. He told me in confidence that his reindeer seem to like a lot of the vegetables that the RBG grows. Who can blame them??

One of the best parts of the visit was seeing the model trains. Last year, the trains were in the far back of the main building by the tropical plants. This year, they have moved them down in the arboretum. Multiple tracks, bridges that you can walk under, even a 20 foot tall CN Tower!!!

Image of a train crossing over head on a bridge

Train crossing overhead on a bridge at the RBG

As usual, we had a fantastic time. Saw a lot of familiar faces from our years of exhibiting at the RBG Auxiliary sale!

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