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Day Trippin’

This Magazine Staff

This post is at the request of a faithful reader and meant to divert us from election reading for just a bit. We know where we’d like to tell some politicians to go, but what places in and around your home would you send friends for diversion, inspiration, or just plain fun? We’re all looking for something to do next weekend, and we’re all friends here, right?
Here’s a couple to start us off:
For good clean family fun, Cullen Gardens and Miniature Village, in Whitby Ontario. Home of the marigold, and the bedroom community that I grew up in. I’m just old enough now to not roll my eyes, but giggle with delight at the teeny tiny people on the teeny tiny roller coaster going “WHeeeeee!!!”
The World Famous Gopher Hole Museum in Torrington, Alberta, about an hour from Edmonton. Must be seen to be believed.
Discuss, talk amongst yourselves, embellish and so forth.
(Thanks to Lynda and apologies to the National Post)
Updated to add: That apparently Cullen Gardens is closing, or already closed. Bah. OK then, music-lovers should visit the awesome Star Records on Simcoe Street in Oshawa. Back in the 80s there was a music label and a “Club” where some of the legendary garage bands of the time played. This place made Oshawa cool, and living in Whitby bearable.

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