Benfield's 2013 Travels travel blog

The Trading Post

Extra wagons in the corral

Some of the GTA crew

Marianne and Mary

Jesse and John, warehouse workers

The Thorpes

Emcee and half-owner

Heading for our ride

Loading the wagons

Our driver

Accompanying the wagon train

Smokey and Bandit

The scene out the windshield (except there isn't one)


Entering Cache Canyon

Encountering a local resident

The local mountainman warning us of an indian attack

An Indian attack

Arriving at the wagon circle

Watchful indians

Our dinner host, entertainer, and other half-owner

The dining pavilion

Waiting in line

Our food

The GTA table

The mountainman reappears

The show begins

Group participation for "She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain"

Movie Clips - Playback Requirements - Problems?

(MP4 - 6.76 MB)

She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain

(MP4 - 4.75 MB)

Talented fiddler

(MP4 - 8.40 MB)

If My Nose Were Runnin' Money

We had a great time at the Bar T5 Chuckwagon. One of the workers at the DVC (Discovery Visitor Center in Moose) made the arrangements for a group of us to go. The wagons are authentic except that they have rubber wheels, steps to climb up, padded seats and they have an extra plastic under the canvas so that if it rains we don't get wet. I bet our settlers would have loved those amenities! lol

There was an indian raid on the way to the dinner which was fun, However, one of the horses slipped and almost went under the wagon behind us. Luckily, no one was hurt. They go galloping around you so fast that it is pretty hard to get any pictures but I did manage a couple.

The food from the event was really good and plentiful. We had BBQ Chicken that melted in your mouth, sliced bbq beef, corn on the cob, salad and blonde brownies for dessert. If anyone wanted seconds they were available!

The entertainment was good too with quite a bit of audience participation. The guitar player and the fiddle player are brothers and both were really good! The most fun song was "If my nose was running money, I'd blow it all on you". We'd never heard it before but it got tons of laughs.

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