You have one day left to celebrate the Frog Follies with the fine folks in St-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba. This four-day event is part music festival, part agriculture fair, with a dash of frog races mixed in.
This spoon from St-Pierre-Jolys has a small frog with a top hat and a tux at the top, because of course it does!
Located midway between the west coast of British Columbia and the gold fields further north, Cache Creek was the perfect place for miners to load up on supplies during the Gold Rush in the 1890s.
It was incorporated as a village in 1967 and it’s now it’s a hotbed of geocaching activity, but I can’t find evidence of any hauntings. Not even this nifty souvenir spoon with a tiny miner at the top seems possessed. So disappointing.
Try harder, ghosts of Cache Creek!
Today, we celebrate the Canadian province of Alberta, known for its rugged mountains and many fossil discoveries.
The spoon I’ve chosen to represent Alberta is, of course, the Drumheller spoon. This little town about an hour northeast of Calgary was named after its founder, Captain Samuel Drumheller, who purchased land there in 1910.
But what Drumheller is most famous for is the World’s Largest Dinosaur. It stands at 86 feet tall and weighs over 145,000 pounds. For $4.00, you can climb the 106 stairs up into her (yes, she’s a she, apparently) gaping jaws and get an amazing view of the Badlands.
She looks so tiny on the spoon. I think it might be time for a road trip to visit in person!