Eccentricity #2

The next eccentricity on my list is how much I enjoy visiting strange landmarks and points of interest. In this picture I'm in Caroline, AB visiting my figure skating hero's arena. I suppose this really isn't too much of a quirk, but it's hard to find people who like to do the same thing! A favourite place of mine is the UFO landing pad in St. Paul, AB. I haven't been there for a few years now but it's always a good laugh (and no, I haven't yet been abducted...). Around Sylvan, there is a little town called Markerville, and there is an old creamery where they used to make butter etc. I think it's a pretty cool place...I love history and buildings that have a story behind them. I think this comes from my mom and dad. When Sean and I were kids we used to get dragged around to all sorts of museums and "historic points of interest" during our summer holidays. I know that at times we would get a little antsy, but in the end we usually enjoyed the learning. So thanks mom and dad for forcing us to get some culture and appreciate history!

Comments

Des said…
Hey, I've been there, haha. I wish I had an interest in things like that.
kelle said…
Dags, I, too, love seeing things like historic points of interest or just interesting buildings. My parents used to drags my sisters and I to things like that too on our summer holidays. I always thought it was interesting (ok, maybe not all the time, but for the most part I did).
Jed said…
Ahhhhh - yes ... the good old days! I remember them well! So glad we were all along for the ride together (even if there was no air-conditioning!!) xoxo
dags said…
jed--you and mag should start a blog club...mrs. s has started one...you can do it!
T said…
We should tell Toyota about you and maybe you could make some extra cash on the side doing commercials for that "Discover Canada" campaign! I'm serious Dags..your commercials would be WAY better than the ones they have going right now for it.

When I think of exploring my first thoughts are not of Canada...but you're right there are so many little treasures to see. Maybe we'll discover somemore when C&T come out (and make more videos of Tony rapping). T.
shinbone #4 said…
I heart St. Paul UFO landing pad!
So fun/funny. Oh Kelly, will you make it up here sometime soon? I will take you to our museum if you do... hmmm???
Stacy said…
Hey Kelly, I read your blog once in a while and decided I should leave you a message. Did you know that Regina has lots of points of interests? You should come see some of them again! Wascana Lake is beautiful right now (what am I talking about, you live in Sylvan - never mind!)
dags said…
Believe it or not Stacy, I really do miss many Regina attractions...Wascana Park, Sears Clearance, Viet Thai, 13th Ave, East India House, World of Trout (are they still open?),etc. etc. Yes, I do hope to come...probably in Jan for Kelle's wedding...hey can I billet with you? :) Thanks for leaving a comment!
Renee said…
I love history...I'm such history buff....I have a story to go with this but you'll just have to read my blog to find out about it when I do this...lol
ZimZen said…
I hate Markerville! I burned my hand on the butter! :)
Swoosh said…
You know what would be fun? Combine your love of stopping at points of interest (which I also thoroughly enjoy) with my 2 months of holidays, mix and have a fabulous time. Whaddaya think? ;)
dags said…
If I had 2 months of holidays, I'd be in!
shinbone #4 said…
Oh Dags my dear - please blog more- I miss you!