Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Yesterday the photo was of a service station transformed into a cookie shop. Today' s is the transformation of a railroad caboose into a refreshment stand. This red caboose is down by Lake Toho and sells ice cream, soda, candy, water, and other goodies. It is next to the children's playground and gets very busy on the weekends.

I always smile when I go past it as it reminds me of the red caboose that used to go past my home when I was a child. One of the men in the caboose used to throw candy to us children. It was one of the highlights of our week. In today's environment of paranoia, he'd probably be arrested.


magiceye said...

must be fun for all!!

Hilda said...

I've seen food stands in children's parks that try to look like train cars — this one is the original! Fun :D

I agree with your last statement. And I find it so sad.

Z said...

Nice reminiscences! Old locomotives have such an attraction for a lot of people, me included. I like how the little girl is looking at the camera.

It is unfortunate that there seem to be more things to worry about now than before. Or, has it always been this way and we just didn't know about the victims as we do now?

Peter said...

Looks really nice! A very different idea!

I have - a bit late, sorry - also looked on the nice scultpures and the gas station and... I will do my best to be a more frequent visitor! :-)

Shelly said...

That's so cool.

Cottage Way of Life said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks for visiting my blog and entering the giveaway, good luck! I'm quite fond of Paris Daily Photo, didn't know there was a Kissimmee version. I'll be sure to visit again!

All the best-

Hyde DP said...

That is a lovely brilliant red - good see things converted for a new use like this - hope you get your computer sorted soon.