20 February 2017

Outeniqua Transport Museum & 5 Years of blogging

Today is this blogs 5th birthday.

After a lot of debating with myself I published my first post on Monday 20 February 2012.  The post was about a visit to the Outeniqua Transport Museum in George.  

For the first two years I posted regularly…about 10 times a month on average.  Then in 2014 my husband got sick and our son was born and only 14 posts were written in the last 3 years.  This year I am trying to get back to regular post.  My goal is one post every 2 weeks. 

This is my 5th post for the year.  Let’s see if I can keep it going for the whole year.

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On 16 December 2016 I visited the Outeniqua Transport Museum with my husband H and our 2-year old son JW.  I did not realize that it was 5 years since our last visit to this museum or that a post about the museum will be perfect on the 5th anniversary of my first post.





H loves old trains and he passed this love to our son. Both were very excited for the visit.  As soon as we got out of the car H was already taking photo’s and JW was running around.

The main attraction of the museum is steam locomotives and coaches. Most are open and you can climb inside.  JW loved this.  He wanted to touch everything and pull on every lever.  But he never stood still long enough for a good photo.




There is also a model train room. It is operated separate from the museum.  The owners were busy inside and let us in.  There are a lot of model bridges and buildings from the Garden Route. 




We bought some drinks from the small coffee shop and sat on a bench to drink.  Other exhibits in the museum include vintage cars, pictures of trains and boats and lots more transport items.


We spend about 1.5 – 2 hours at the museum.  I did not get time to read a lot of the information because I had to keep my eyes on JW.  It was a lovely outing and we will go again soon.


USEFUL INFORMATION:
Outeniqua Transport Museum



Website:
Adress:
2 Mission Road, George
Phone no:
+27 44 801 8289
Visiting Hours:
Monday – Friday 
08:00 – 16:30

Saturday          
08:00 – 14:00

Sunday
Closed
Entrance Fee:
Adults
R 20

Children under 12
R 10

Children under 6
free

(Not a sponsored post)


2 comments:

  1. Steam enthusiasts should not miss a ride on the Quteniqua Choo-
    Tjoe, one of the few remaining steam trains in the country.
    Congratulations on 5 years blogging!

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    1. Thank you. Unfortunately the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe is currently not in service due to flood damage on the line in 2006. We hope they will restore the damage soon.

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