Sunday, October 23, 2016

Taking Tea on the Strasburg Train!

 We live very close to the Strasburg Rail Road located in Ronks, PA. Susanna discovered that they have a Steampunk Unlimited festival held annually in October. And, in addition, they offered a High Tea, on a weekend we all had open!

We were eager to experience tea in the Dining Car of America's oldest operating railroad. With seating available for 28 passengers, it was a sold out event. When we boarded the train, the tables were set and ready for the guests.

As you enjoy your tea, you are transported through the picturesque countryside in beautiful Lancaster County. The journey covers a 9-mile round trip jaunt to Paradise, PA and lasts approx 45 minutes.

A three tiered tray laden with a wide variety of fresh open faced sandwiches that included cucumber, chicken salad, a mini BLT, and sliced egg was on each table. The top tier held scones, coconut macaroons, and several assorted pastries. Hot water was provided in a carafe on the table, and a hostess offered two varieties of teas to sample.

This was a memorable experience on a local area attraction. We were in Strasburg about nine years ago to celebrate the eagerly anticipated arrival of Thomas the Tank. It was a totally different experience, but also memorable! The 'Day Out with Thomas' continues to be one of their most popular offerings,
How they have grown!


Bernideen said...

Oh my goodness that is impressive! I know you had such fun. What a delightful experience to have this on a train ride! Lovely!

Ruth W said...

How fun! So wonderful you were able to get tickets! Fabulous!

relevanttealeaf said...

What a wonderful and unique tea experience! I enjoyed reading about it.

Joy said...

This is something I would love to do! So glad you could enjoy it and share it with us.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Oh what fun! To have a tea on a train so special!

Marilyn Miller said...

Wow! So happy you could all enjoy. It looks just wonderful and how fun to travel through the countryside as you nibble and sip.