Only the best resorts have souvenir spoons that showcase their brand. In this case, it’s a little pewter number from Sun Mountain Lodge in Washington State. It’s in the Methow Valley, which—the locals say—is pronounced meh-tau, thankyouverymuch. Très swanky, Sun Mountain!
To compliment Monday’s Woodland Park Zoo spoon, I present one from our zoo neighbor to the south, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington. The zoo has been around since 1905 and the aquarium since 1935, but they were in separate locations until 1963, when the aquarium relocated onto zoo property. Now, let’s all […]
Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington is situated on a large piece of property that used to belong to Guy Phinney, a wealthy real estate developer. Phinney’s estate included a small menagerie (with deer, bears, and an ostrich) in the northwest corner of his property. Phinney died in 1893 and his property, along with the […]