Postcard from the Rocky Mountains
I'm not sure who was more excited about this trip: my husband, my kids or myself. Seeing the Rocky Mountains by train has been a dream of Jay’s since he was about the same age as our three boys who, at six and seven years old, are outgrowing Thomas but not their love of locomotives. So, you can see why we were thrilled when the Rocky Mountaineer company invited us to experience their three-day trip from Vancouver to Banff, Alta., with a stopover in Kamloops, BC. (We didn’t need to twist Milla’s arm, either.)
I was desperately hoping to see a bear or a moose along the way, but alas, no such luck. Though we did witness an elk casually strolling down Banff Avenue, which isn’t bad as far as consolation prizes go!
A version of this article appeared in our April 2013 issue with the headline "Rocky mountaineer," p. 22.