Avonlea, also known as "Riderville".
Rocco giving Gainer the Gopher a little kiss.
The sign is pretty self-explanatory. They made A LOT of bricks here over the course of the 75 years is was open (1914-1989)... a lot of bricks.
The oldest phone book is housed at the Claybank Brick Plant National Historic Site.
They even have a little cafe open in the summers.
Me and some bricks...of course.
One of the kilns.
Great little restaurant in Ogema. www.sasktourism.com
And, it's next to the Fire Hall!
Water tower in Weyburn.
Me, Rocco and a life-sized statue of Tommy Douglas.
The Welsh Kitchen & Bakery in Weyburn. Great lunch spot.
Or, just for dessert. I tried the Eccles Pie. Odd name, but tasted great.
Soo Line Historical Museum in Weyburn.
What a deal! Two rocks for only 25 cents!
The Soo Line Historical Museum has the largest collection of silver in the world...it's amazing!
Inn of the Seven Sisters and Anada Arthouse in Forget, SK. A beautiful bed and breakfast.
One of the lovely guest rooms at the Inn of the Seven Sisters.
The Happy Nun is a very special restaurant that often offers some great live entertainment.
Who knew decorating with nuns could be so fun!
Their menu is always changing. The food is all local ingredients...and delicious.
Love the trendy decor.
Owners and operators of The Happy Nun, Don and Shannon.
The cute (fake) fireflies that decorated the tables.
Some local artists performing.
The lovely new Poplar Tree Inn in Stoughton.
The rooms at the Poplar Tree Inn are beautiful...and the complimentary breakfast is awesome!
Coronach is the starting point for tours of the Big Muddy Badlands, Castle Butte and the home of Outlaw Days.
In 1926, the railroad was approaching the site of what was to be the hamlet of Coronach. At about the same time, a horse named Coronach won the Epsom Derby in England. A CPR official named the new settlement "Coronach" after the winning horse.
Willow Bunch Museum, which features memorabilia and life-size statue of Edouard Beaupre, the "Willow Bunch Giant".
Finally, someone taller than me. Actually, Edouard Beaupre was much taller than me at 8' 3" at the time of his death. He lived from 1881-1904.
Rocco perched on the car. I swear sometimes he believes he's a human, he even sits like one.
Shurniak Art Gallery in Assiniboia.
Rocco and I signing the guest book at the Shurniak Art Gallery.
The Shurniak Art Gallery houses an amazing collection, and all of it belongs to one person, Mr. Bill Shurniak of Assiniboia.
Lunch at Lotus House in Assiniboia.
Assiniboia & District Museum.
Cafe Paris in Gravelbourg.
The interior of Cafe Paris is beautiful.
There was a bunch of money stuck under the glass of my table, so I was trying to figure out a way to get it out!
Food at Cafe Paris was SO good.
Styles - French Design in Gravelbourg. This store is literally packed with decorative items, beauty products, home and garden products, clothing, and much, much more.
Inside Styles - French Design.
More of Styles.
The Historic Bishops Residence Bed and Breakfast in Gravelbourg where we stayed.
Our Lady of the Assumption Co-Cathedral / Notre Dame de l'Assomption in Gravelbourg. There is no other word to describe this cathedral than amazing. The exterior is massive and impressive.
Inside the cathedral.
And the interior of Our Lady of the Assumption Co-Cathedral / Notre Dame de l'Assomption is even more spectacular. The art throughout the cathedral is hand painted and original from when it was first created in the 1920's.
Just one of many stained-glass windows that line the cathedral walls. They are stunning.
Hand-painted ceiling of the cathedral.
These buildings were formerly the Convent of Jesus and Mary (convent and chapel), built in the early 1900's. It is now an elementary school and home to Great Plains College.
This is the library of the elementary school, pretty amazing.
Was once a chapel, and is now a library...I'd love to go to school here!
More of Gravelbourg's unique Main Street.
Sukanen Ship, Pioneer Village & Museum just outside of Moose Jaw. Home of the Sukanen Ship, the Sontianen, an ocean going vessel built on the prairies by Tom Sukanen.
The Diefenbaker Homestead is also on site of the Sukanen Ship, Pioneer Village & Museum, plus many vintage cars, trucks and tractors, 45 plus old buildings containing pioneer artifacts, grain elevator.
Yes! Sahara Spa in Moose Jaw. After 3 long days of driving I figure I deserve some pampering.
Beautifully, and newly, renovated Sahara Spa in Moose Jaw. It is located in the old historic CNR Station on the east side of Crescent Park...the perfect combination of old and new.
The manicure/pedicure room...a.k.a. heaven : )
Pretty nice spot to let your nails dry!
The final product! I figured if spring won't come on it's own then I will make it spring on my toenails...not quite the same but the it's the thought that counts.
The Terrace Suite at the Wakamow Heights Bed and Breakfast in Moose Jaw. This gorgeous historic home has unique, beautifully decorated character rooms.
The Executive Suite...so pretty,
The other half of the Executive Suite.
My favourite, the Wedgewood Room.
It's been a busy 3 days...I know how he feels.
Such a cool thing to help add to a guest's stay. Wakamow Heights Bed and Breakfast supplies movies and popcorn to watch on the large flat screen TV in each room. Love it!