Would you believe there is a Banana Museum in So Cal?
I would bet most Southern Californians don't even know it. I didn't, but
my sister did. On a recent day trip through the area, she insisted we stop in.
Sure enough, there is an International Banana Museum
World Famous and recorded in the Guiness Book of World Records.
It's official website can be found here.
It is located in the
desert Coachella Valley, Southeast of Palm Springs,
on the North Shore of the Salton Sea in Mecca, California.
It made it into the Guiness Book as having the largest
collection of banana-related items. Do you believe me now?
Everywhere I looked, banana items and more banana items.
Everywhere I looked there was a banana something.
If it were made into a banana - its here!
But not just to look at - but to eat!
As a foodie, I was all about that.
I jumped on one of those banana and ape stools quickly
to decide what I would have.
Banana Shakes in Banana-Chocolate, Banana Strawberry, or Banana Mango?
How about a Banana Float with Rootbeer, Orange, or Peach Soda?
or a Banana Sundae!!!
My sister and niece split (haha!) a Banana Split
while my mom and I shared a Banana Milkshake but we
didn't wait to take a picture. Sorry :(.
But, I did stop this one guy headed out to his
car with this Banana Sundae
(with a cute banana and monkey napkin!)
and he kindly let me take a picture.
It was a thumbs up for everything that we ate.
I think I will get a Banana Sundae if I ever return.
All inspiring, I got home and decided I needed to make
my own banana something.
Check back and see what I decided to make...
and if you ever get in the desert -- go see the International Banana Museum.