I'm taking a teeny-tiny vacation on July 19th, so there will be no ghost tour that night. Yes, I am taking the night off ... but it's not a vacation from mayhem! I'm going on a murder mystery tour! On a train!
I've never gone to one of those "murder mystery" parties, so I'm pretty jazzed about it. It is put on by the Austin Steam Train Association. I was hoping the cars would be pulled by a steam engine ... but no. A diesel engine will pull it (go figure) but at least it's a train. How cool is that?
The Austin Steam Train has several different day trips that they offer (so you might want to check them out). However, I jumped on board when I saw this headline:
You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream …MURDER!
Here is the info about it:
"The happy go lucky ‘90’s weren't all that carefree - at least not for a family whose fortune hinges on a brand new ice-cream recipe. Their mid-summer celebration to unveil their new flavor is marred by murder! Who killed the patriarch of pistachio parfaits? Was it his seemingly vanilla daughter? Did the ad-man turn “madman?” Enjoy this ride with plenty of treats and a side of sweet, sweet revenge! Your ticket includes entertainment, box dinner, beer, and wine. Guests ages 17 and older only please! ALL SEATS ARE RESERVED AND PRE-ASSIGNED BY THE TICKET AGENT. All trains are pulled by our 1960 Alco diesel locomotive."
Do you envy me? Yeah, the introduction is a little silly, but I bet it will be fun. And, I think you might still be able to get tickets. Here is a link to all their events: http://www.austinsteamtrain.org/events
Come and go with me. But, remember that you won't find me telling ghost stories on the Square on July 19th. I'll be chugging down the tracks eating ice cream and screaming, "MURDER!"
Shelly has been a professional storyteller for 27 years. You don't even have to twist her arm and she will tell you a story.