Subject: Re: Kitschy travel
Hi, Lucy, Michael & Ziners:

Now here's a topic close to my heart! I will agree with Michael that Australia, especially in the north, has big & odd attractions. I hate to miss a single one when I'm up there. One of my faves is not big, but just whimsical enough to delight me. Up on the Atherton Tablelands is the little village of Milla Milla, whose claim to fame is a lovely falls & a bio-dynamic (huh?) dairy farm. And smack in the middle of town is a life-sized dairy cow statue about 40 years old, standing on a mosaic made of stones. Hmm.

Not to be missed out here in the west is Cottonwood, Idaho. Just up on the prairie near Lewiston, Cottonwood & Ferdinand boast some of the tallest wood train trestles in the US. But don't be fooled: the real attraction is a giant beagle-cum-bed & breakfast! I love these prairie towns for being left behind in the race to mallify America. Nothing 21st century here, just spectacular scenery, quirky attractions & nothing open on Sundays.

Gail In Eugene OR USA