All posts tagged: diorama

Pitstop in Torrington, Alberta? Gopher it!

For years, when I spotted the Torrington Gopher Hole Museum sign as I drove between Edmonton and Calgary on the QE2, I always wondered the same thing. Who would want to go to a gopher hole museum? Eventually, someone let me in on the fact that the museum wasn’t exactly about gopher holes. Instead – it was magical place where gophers are stuffed, dressed, and set into diorama displays (or holes) going about their daily activities. Thanks to google image I found some photos; I wanted to see it immediately. Unfortunately, I could never find the right time to go, or find a willing party on the drive back from Calgary to make the 30 km side trip. But ever since I started dating a foreigner, I’ve started to become a tourist in my own province. I often find myself checking out the Travel Alberta website. I was planning back in May when The Spaniard went to Drumheller, but the museum is only open from June 1 – September 30. Well, I am proud to say, I finally made it. …