Sunday, August 19, 2007
World's Biggest Egg awaits in Winlock, Washington
Do you enjoy eggs for breakfast? Do you really, really enjoy eggs? Then point your RV toward Winlock, Wash., where you can visit, up close and personal, the world's largest egg. It's on a pedestal way above your head, so you can only look.
You can probably figure this out by yourself, but I will tell you anyway: the egg is fake. It's made of concrete and weighs a bundle -- about 1,200 pounds, which means don't stand beneath it in case the once-every-100-year earthquake shakes things up.
Until the 1950s, Winlock was America's second largest egg-laying town next to Mentone, Indiana, which today has a big egg of its own and claims it's the biggest one in the world. Who knows? But our vote is for the Winlock egg for the simple reason that how the heck could there ever be a bigger egg?
To see this impressively large orb, exit Interstate 5 at exit 63 (in the south part of the state) and drive just a few minutes west to Winlock. You can't miss the egg. It's "Extra Large!"
And if you happen to be in the area the third week in June, then lucky you! You are just in time to attend the famous Winlock Egg Festival!