Harry's Snowdome Collection"
Will Rogers International Airport in Oklahoma city has a cafeteria
which sells a good chicken fried steak and a gift shop that sells a
passable snowdome. The chicken is better than the snowdome, but if
you must make a choice, take the snowdome since
it won't clog your arteries. If you go a couple of hundred
mile North and stop at Wall Drugs in South Dakota, you will not only
get their signature "free glass of water", but you can pick up the
snowdome in the middle. Hmm. it looks like a mix and matcher. Finally,
if you travel East to Niagara Falls, Ontario, and cross over to the American
side, you can buy the last of the three snowdomes pictured here. "Why I
must be in Buffalo, NY", you might think. But you will have thought
wrong. Buffalo is a bit further south, but someone still decided to
make a medley of the Falls and the bison.
Where's the Boardwalk
At least these two snowdomes from Atlantic City are different. The
little one is the only miniature snowdome in my collection. These
domes are the only loot that I brought back from Atlantic City. The
rest of my money went into their slot machines. I bought these at a
gift shop on the Boardwalk, which is a wonderful wide wooden sidewalk
that runs along the ocean front. It's lined with gift shops, casinos,
an amusement park, and beach. By the way, I strongly suspect that the
Las Vegas snowdome, which I will someday acquire, will look suspiciously
like an Atlantic City dome. Anyway, we left Atlantic City and drove a little
bit down the road to Margate, which is home to a hollow wooden elephant
about two stories high. The locals say it served as a two room hotel
in the early 20th century. Now that would make a good snowdome wouldn't
it? Anyone seen one?
Holland, Michigan is the site of an annual tulip festival. They have a
park on Lake Michican which is anchored by a windmill and beds of flowers.
These two date back to about the start of my tiny snowdome collection,
which would be around 1982. I like them because it reminds me of our
visit to Holland when my son was still in a stroller. At one point, he
broke away and ran into the flower beds. When we caught him, we found
that he had left a shoe somewhere in the flowers. Never did find it.
Feel free to
email me if you want to tell me
about your snowdomes.
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Rev 1.7 November 7, 1997