A chalkboard at the old schoolhouse, Heritage Park, Calgary
Today we spent the morning (and some of the afternoon) at a lovely historical village in Calgary, called Heritage Park. Heritage Park is designed to showcase life in the late 1800's and early 1900's in western Canada. I just love it there!
During the Christmas season, the park is decked out for Christmas and features a wonderful weekend breakfast, which we attended at 9:30 a.m. in the historic Wainright Hotel.
Below is the Wainright's dining room, where we stuffed ourselves on eggs and bacon, French toast and pancakes, and lots of hot coffee:
Our hayride providers, two gorgeous Percherons, arriving on the scene:
After our frosty hayride, we visited some reindeer. This is me petting a very soft reindeer:
Below is a shot of the historic town. A huge and utterly amazing model train set-up was displayed inside the Snooker shop:
The old school house, a few days before Christmas (1885):
The Thorpe family house, decked out for the holidays:
I love old-fashioned Christmas decorations:
Some staff members, dressed in period costume:
The bedroom of another house, where my mother-in-law and I were very fond of the giant headboard:
I also admired the homestyle Christmas decorations (and embroidered drapes):
Not to mention the o-so-humble Christmas tree:
Hope your pre-Christmas weekend was lovely too!
~ Merry Christmas ~