The best part for me was The Candy Train.
My nephew is a train enthusiast and my level of joy increased as I saw an old train car (which he loves), filled with sugary treats (which he also loves). My friend and I entered and discovered two walls layered with boxes and boxes of goodies.
The usual treats of my childhood were there: pop rocks, lik-m-aid (or fun dip if you are lame), and fizz. Strangely my friend had not had any of these treats and I gathered samples to purchase for her first 1980's treat-a-thon. (Alas, her age may have precluded her partaking in such 'me generation' treats.)
Oh what fun we had as children in British Columbia, going into town once a month over the summer, dreaming of which candies we would buy with the quarter my parents would give us. 'One quarter bought you candy?' you may question. Yep. Three or even four different things at the little candy store in Salmon Arm. Ah the joys and memories!
I came upon a few unexpected items as we perused the shelves. Did you know you can buy a plastic Jesus, his loaves, fishes and jar?!
Other options were Moses and the commandment tablets, the Lunch Lady with her food accoutrements, or perhaps you would rather a few insects for your munching pleasure?!
Crickets and larvets. Can one get more delectable and nutritious!
What an attraction!
What a city!