Friday, December 14, 2012

Photo Booth Fun for your next Event!

Reserve a photo-booth for your Holiday Party or Mardi Gras Ball! 

Check out this website to book a photo booth for an event your guests will never forget - literally.  

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Family Holiday Adventure - The Arctic Express

On County Road 9 in Silverhill, Alabama, tucked away behind a quaint little trailer park (yes, I said trailer park) there is a fun family adventure for all to experience year round.

Wales West RV Resort is not your typical RV place. Wales West is an eclectic combination of children's museum, birthday spot, wedding and party location, holiday adventures, and RV park. It truly is a sight to behold. Kids are brought to Wales West during the week for lessons on transportation and trains. The weekends are for birthday parties, weddings, and other parties. The RV Park is always available with tent space available during the summer months. Finally there are the holiday adventures that take place for Easter, Halloween, and Christmas.

The train station all decorated for Christmas.

Drop off your letter to Santa
This time of year (being Christmas time) take a train ride on the Arctic Express to the North Pole. Your travel time is made interesting by a show of lights all along the tracks, including decorations provided by RV visitors to the park. Once at the North Pole, Santa & his elves have a workshop where your child will have the chance to sit on Santa's lap, tell him what he/she wants for Christmas, and you can take all the pictures you need for your Christmas cards and crafts. Each child receives a wooden toy train from Santa. When they're done chatting with Santa, they take their toy into the workshop for coloring and decorations. The train comes back around filled with more passengers to see Santa and you board the coach to be taken back to the station.

Waiting for the train to arrive


Steam engine

Our crew ready for our ride to the North Pole

We're here!

Very loud whistle blowing.

Santa's Workshop

Waiting in line to see the Big Guy.

Our family picture with Santa Claus


Photo op with Santa's Elf
Mini Train

 As you can see from all the pictures, we had a great time on our Arctic Express Adventure. Definitely a must add to our family holiday traditions and we are looking forward to returning during Easter!

For more information on Wales West RV Resort go to

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Artic Express in Summerdale, Alabama


The Arctic Express at Wales West steams up Fri, Nov. 23rd and runs through Dec. 24th, Christmas Eve, 2012.   Ride a real steam train to the North Pole, visit with Santa, take pictures, and children receive a free toy!  Enjoy 1,000,000 plus lights, free refreshments, miniature train ride, and bouncer/inflatable.  Also available for a small fee are the Snowball Cannon, Petting Zoo, Pony Ride, Candy Cane Express, Cafe and Gift Shop with lots of Thomas items. 

Hours:  Fridays, 4 - 9 PM, Sat's and Sun's, 3 - 9 PM. 
Starting December 14th, open nightly 4 - 9 PM. 
Tickets may be purchased at the railroad for $12 per person plus tax,
children 13 months and under, free. 

For information call 1-888-569-5337. and www.facebook/waleswest.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Angola Prison Rodeo

Yes, it is at the Louisiana State Penitentiary....on the grounds......with the prisoners.

Yes, it is a rodeo.....bulls.....wild horses.....clowns....the whole nine.......with the prisoners.

I had first heard about the rodeo several years ago from some family members that went. The stories of the rodeo performances along with the information about the things the prisoners make and sell were very interesting and I wanted to go immediately.

The rodeo only takes place during the month of October on Sundays and then once in April. For years I kept forgetting about this interesting event until a few weeks ago. A couple I go to church with, who are from New Orleans as I am, were talking about the trip they were making to the prison. October was not upon us yet so I went online and immediately made plans to finally check this thing out.

First of all the grounds are beautiful. It is thousands of acres surrounding the prison, which they farm and raise cattle. Upon arriving at the rodeo arena it's like walking into a fair (except for the razor barbed wire on top of all the fences). There are food booths, carnival games, and the most amazing arts & crafts displays you could imagine - with FANTASTIC prices.

The arts & crafts are all handmade items made by the prisoners themselves. Each prisoner is manning his own booth and negotiating the prices with customers. The variety and craftsmanship is awesome. Leather belts & purses, paintings, jewelry, swings, cedar chests, lamps, tables, rocking chairs, furniture, toys, and more.

The rodeo begins at 2pm with several professional rodeo performances but the majority of the show is performed by the Angola Prison in mates. They put on a fantastic show. I was very impressed with the beginning of the show, as we started by honoring our military, our country, and God. the excitement built from one performance to the next. My children enjoyed the entire experience of the day and I look forward to making this an annual trip.

You still have two more Sunday in October to make this trip. Don't miss out!

For more information click this link: Angola Rodeo