In my third year of University, an old friend and I took a winter weekend off and headed to Ottawa. We skipped the apple on the way there and instead decided to make a stop upon our return. it was 8:30 p.m. on a Sunday evening - snowing and cold - but I was able to convince him to pull over for some caramel apple pie. Delicious. The inside of the attached apple building is covered with pictures of BIG attractions from all over the world - animals, fruit, random objects - I thought it was so fun and so bizarre. Who started that BIG trend anyway? It was in that moment that I vowed to my friend that I would one day see every BIG roadside attraction in Canada.
It may seem like a pretty silly vow but if there is one thing you should know about me, it is that I am ALWAYS willing to take part in cheesy photo ops. Always.
So, here I am in the midst of planning a major Roadtrip with Reason across Canada. I thought this would be my chance to fufill that vow. Upon further inspection I have discovered that there are SO MANY in our country! Approximately 35 World's Largest (not including the 5+ that are just BIG). Baseball bat, mosquito, wind chimes, mushroom, piggy bank, lobster, maple leaf ... the list goes on and on. Who knew?
I will be on a pretty intense time constraint (about a week / province) which includes travel time, volunteering and other fun....so I don't know if I will be able to make it happen or not. I am going to do my best though.
Have YOU ever seen any of these attractions?
Any advice? Do you have a favourite? Please feel free to share your thoughts...I think it will be tough for me to choose!
Happy trails & travels,
-- Becky xo