Mother's Day 2019 Make It an Old-Fashion Special Day
If you are looking for ideas for Mom, we have a few for you to consider:
1) A train ride together next weekend The ladies in this picture and the lucky gentlemen accompanying them are standing right in front of the East Ely Depot. The awnings on the depot are now gone, and proper Sunday attire is now entirely optional on the Nevada Northern Railway. Fortunately, everything else is the same. The charm of a train trip to get out of town is still the same as it always has been.
And that train you see in the background? This coming weekend it will be departing, just as before, from that same exact location as it has for over 100 years. On Mother's Day trains depart at 9:30am and 1:00 pm. The 9:30 train is drawn by one of the original steam locomotives. The 1:00 pm train is drawn by one of our vintage diesels. Each trip lasts about 90 minutes.
Remember, Moms ride free on Mother's Day. Book the rest of your party, then Mom can pick up her free ticket at the ticket window when she arrives.
2) Sit down with Mom and plan out a vacation this year to the real American West - and the Gold Spike Territory If you can't come up this coming weekend, how about taking the time together to plan a trip someplace completely new and different. Ely is the heart of the true American West. It is also the jumping-off point for the Gold Spike Territory. Check out the road trip we have planned around the Gold Spike Anniversary theme.
4) Support the restoration work here while you shop at home for mom (or yourself) There is always the back-up position of finding a gift for Mom on Amazon. If you use "https://smile.amazon.com" and select "Nevada Northern Railway Foundation" as your designated charity then Amazon donates .5% of your purchases to the Foundation. That can add up over time. You get the same great Amazon selection, prices, services, and benefits.