Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign – Blocking out the scenery Blowing my Mind - hope you’re singing along to this well known song by the 5 Man Electrical Band. It seemed like an appropriate and fun introduction to my blog on Kelowna Signs.
While walking and biking the downtown Kelowna core recently, we came across numerous signs that were unique, humorous and just plain odd. None of them blocked out the scenery or blew my mind but some I thought were worth sharing.
Remember the Grateful Dead Rock Band. Wikipedia says they were founded in 1960 in the San Francisco Bay Area and were known for their long improvisational style of music. A restaurant owner in Kelowna shares his love of food and music with his sign:
Here someone was clowning around – pardon the pun – with the spelling of Kelowna:
The local smoke shop in this incredible city in the heart of the Okanagan Valley reads: SMOKANAGAN.
I love and appreciate the large independent book store in Kelowna – Mosaic. I’m always worried about how much my luggage will weigh on the return flight as I’m usually hauling 4 or 5 children’s books which have become bedtime favorites with my sister’s grandchildren, my “great” or “grand” nieces and nephews. We think they’re both great and grand, we’re just not sure of the correct title to give them when introducing them to friends we meet. On a small side street another independent book store sign caught my eye:
I wasn’t looking to buy any men’s underwear on this particular trip although raising two sons I’ve been known to stuff stockings at Christmas with unusual socks and fun underwear. When I am in the market to make such a purchase this sign might coax me into the store:
People in Kelowna are blessed. Temperate climate; nature at their doorstep; magnificent mountains surrounding their fair city. It’s nice to know they also don’t take themselves too seriously.