Date of Visit: December 7, 2018
Mik was surprised that it's really been five years that it has been a tradition for us to visit the Seasons Greetings exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Gardens. He loves the tradition, although he doesn't so much enjoy the cold weather on the way to/from. This year we were again sad that there was no Christmas tree exhibit in the West Gallery. In fact, that's where the train exhibit is as it seems they are no working on the area where they normally do the exhibit. Hopefully, that means the tree part will come back once both areas are open at the same time again.
When Dad brought us home this year's brochure after his work preview, I joked with him that is was such an original theme this year with it being called "All Aboard!" Doing it with different train depots certainly does make sense, though, and it was actually better than expected.
Mik's favorite was the Cincinnati Union Terminal.
My favorite was the Pikes Peak Cog Railway.
As usual, there was a tunnel walkthrough part and best of all this year it was back to being tall enough for Mik to roll through!
Also, as usual, the exhibit ends with an area that has two steps and a ramp that is way too steep. Just ask them to let you out the entrance and they'll move the barrier.
Before leaving we got our usual photo of Mik with the Capitol model. We also checked out the Union Station model that was added this year to the Garden Court's models of D.C.
United States Botanic Garden
100 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20001