Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Snow's in Orleans: Train Heaven on a Rainy (or any) Day

Rain in Wellfleet means a few limited choices: the library (if it is open), the Wellfleet Audubon's Nature Center or the movies (if there is G-rated fare).  But this year we discovered another treat.
Tucked into Snow's Home and Garden Store are two amazing train displays. As in model trains. As in electric model trains that go in circles and can entrance my three year old for quite a while.
Snow's a department store of sorts, besides having everything from arts supplies, placemats, lawn furniture and decent children's toys is a model train and boat mecca.  I was fascinated by the Civil War figurines, the turn-of-the-century trains and the little village that they had created.  Sure, we would have loved to have been splashing under the sun at the ocean, but it was a lovely way to spend an hour or so...

Snow's Home and Garden Store, 22 Main Street, Orleans

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