Ok, confession time…we were NOT riding the rails with Agatha Christie but you know what a romantic I am and I can only imagine what it would have been like to be on the Orient Express solving murder mysteries from one of my favorite crime sleuths.
No, this was a local train…and yes, there was a mystery to be solved and there were characters to study for motives.
And of course there was food.
This train is the Murder Mystery Train and when visitors come from up north…this is usually a way of spending an evening with dinner on the train and actors dressed in period costumes.
The food is always excellent on this train ride through the wild country.
OK, it is not really wild country….it is more like through the back yards and palm trees and Palmetto bush filled acres of SW Florida.
Sometimes, the back woods so to speak is not necessarily the prettiest parts of the train ride…but there are pretty sights up the track.
At one point we were surrounded by water on both sides which was a very pretty sight.
The trip starts at the station of course and as the train moves Northward, servers begin to bring the meal courses which continues to end of track where the train puts the old engine in reverse and goes back the same way with which it went.
Hmmmmm…does that sentence make sense?
Oh well, I think you know me well enough by now to see how I ramble sometimes.
Lets talk about the food.
Lots of food, starting with an appetizer tray of cheese, fruit and crackers…followed by a creamy potato leek soup.
The entree gave us 3 choices…
Prime rib with horseradish sauce which I can attest was really good. (I like a lot of fresh black pepper on my food since I am trying to cut back on the salt, so I tend to sprinkle everyone at the table with tiny little pepper grains) 🙁
Salmon with a orange blossom sauce which the Captain enjoyed immensely.
And finally, chicken cordon bleu which my grand daughter gave a thumbs up.
The actors are funny with their exaggerated expressions and I was so intent on hearing every bit of dialog, that I failed to take any pictures of the 5 of them, but I did manage to get this one.
Of course the mystery was a bit corny…certainly not Agatha Christie worthy but it was fun entertainment for an evening.
The Captain and I have brought many of our out of town guests on this Murder Mystery Train and each time we have gone on the journey, we have had a good time.
Have you ever gone on a train ride such as this?
I would like to hear your experiences.
Have a great and blessed day.