We went to the NY Botanical Garden 4-5 years ago for the annual Holiday Train Show. It was a bitter & extremely freezing cold day in December. I was super excited because I love trains but when I got there I realized the show is all about the model structures which was a nice surprise. They are made out of natural plant based resins and materials. The details were impressive.
Some of these are blurry but it still gives you an idea what it’s like. These were taken with the Nikon D80.
Here’s another train! There really aren’t that many trains. Either that or I was too busy looking at everything else.
The bridges were really cool.
There was a gingerbread area too.
This is my favorite garden. It feels more remote compared to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.
It was freezing the day we went.
Don’t laugh – this is nature for me.
We went to the show with our friend Kyle. Vic and I took the D train up but going back to Manhattan we took Metro North and got suck not far from where we departed. It took us over 3 hours to get back to Manhattan. Our train lost power. A rescue train was sent.
“Watch that rescue train need a rescue train,” Vic joked.
An hour later an announcement was made that the rescue train needs a rescue train. I couldn’t stop laughing and Kyle was like ,”Fuck you, man. You jinxed us.” We couldn’t stop laughing. But we were also so damn hungry.
So a second rescue train was sent.
A while later. Another announcement was made. The second rescue train isn’t working. We are going to have to ask the people in the first few cars to walk to the last few cars. Then we took off very slowly up the Hudson. Pretty far up to where the tracks switch over. Eventually we were headed back down to Manhattan. We felt really bad for the tourists that missed their Broadway show because it took so damn long to get moving.
I don’t remember when we got back to the city. Since Vic and I bought our tickets on the train it was extra expensive. We got a complaint ticket from the Metro North window and figured heck with it. We’ll file complaint to get our money back and figured we wouldn’t.
Maybe 8 or 9 months later we get a full refund for our Metro North train tickets!