(Hesston Steam Museum, Indiana) Christmas always comes early for us every Labor Day when we immerse ourselves in the wonder that is the annual Hesston Steam Labor Day Weekend & Power Show. This year we enjoyed the 60th anniversary of a working museum that hugs the state line right south of where we live in Michigan. As per custom, we buy four rides a piece and thus ride all three lines through the woods and fields, right up to the Michigan Curve and back to the depot. We were so besotted with riding the trains this year that we didn’t get to hang out at the steam-powered sawmill, but we noted their deliberations as we cruised past on a train that once ran at the Kiddieland of our childhood in the Chicago area. Happily, we are not finished riding the rails at Hesston this year as we are already looking forward to riding the Ghost Train on the last two weekends of October and the Candy Cane Express on the first two weekends of December. Hesston operates on Central Time and is located at 1201 East North in La Porte County, Indiana, just south of New Buffalo, Michigan. It’s easy to find and impossible to forget. Visit: http://www.hesston.org before your visit.
And, an action video for the road: