Road Dawg Adventures

The Wooldridge Monuments

Wooldridge Monuments

The World’s Largest Non-Moving Cemetery Procession …Or as some refer to it, “The Strange Procession Which Never Moves“. The Wooldridge Monuments were built for Colonel Henry G. Wooldridge, to commemorate his family members and loved ones. I normally do not take pictures of graves, but this one was just too …

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The World’s Largest Fork

World's Largest Fork Springfield, MO

Located in Springfield, Missouri is a 35 foot tall fork stuck in the ground at an angle. It weighs 11 tons and is almost as tall as the 3 story building next to it. According to Noble & Associates, a Springfield ad agency, in 1998 the fork stood in front …

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World’s Largest Fork & Meatball

World's Largest Fork & Meatball

Branson, Missouri is known for some pretty large things. The World’s Largest Fork & Meatball (not to be confused with The World’s Largest Fork which I saw in Springfield) is located at the Pasghetti’s Italian Restaurant. The fork has ‘pasghetti‘ wrapped around it and the meatball below features a tunnel …

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The Whisky Bottle Gravestone

This interesting headstone was featured in Ripley’s Believe it or Not and is possibly one of the most visited graves in the area of Clayton, if not the state of Alabama. William T. Mullen’s Whisky Bottle Gravestone The story goes that his wife told him that if he drank himself …

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The Grave of Leo the Lion 🦁

Slats' Grave

Slats – The 1st of 5 MGM Lions While Leo is probably the most famous of the MGM lions, Slats was actually the first (out of 5 lions) used on Goldwyn Pictures logo (1917-1924). He was then used on all of the black-and-white MGM films (1924-1928). While driving through New …

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The Navy Yard Sea Monster 🐙

Sea Monsters HERE Warning Sign

This temporary inflatable sculpture, called “Sea Monsters HERE,” was located at Building 611 in the South Philly Navy Yard, and it holds the (incredibly specific) title of being the world’s largest inflatable tentacle sculpture. The installation was visible from Oct. 8, 2018 – Nov 16, 2018 and I was very …

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The World’s Largest Paint Can

World's Largest Paint Can

Brilliant Commercial Advertising The World’s Largest Paint Can, located in Shippensburg, PA, is visible from I-81 in between Shippensburg and Chambersburg. This 1000-gallon can of Benjamin Moore paint stands about 35 feet tall and is adorned with a lid and handle. Originally the structure was a water tower from the …

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Not the World’s Largest Pencil

Big Pencil

Business Marketing at its Finest The late John Campbell Findlay opened Wytheville Office Supply as “The Letter Shop” in 1948 in an upstairs room at 178 West Main Street and had the “Big Pencil” constructed in the early 60’s. For generations, visitors like myself have made a “point” to see …

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Lan Su Chinese Garden

Lan Su Chinese Garden

The Lan Su Chinese Garden cultivates a richly authentic Chinese culture within an oasis of tranquil beauty and harmony. My experience here was definitely one to remember as this is considered to be one the most authentic and largest classical Suzhou-style (Ming Dynasty) garden outside of China. I felt like …

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Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park

Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park is an 80-acre park featuring a walking trail, picnic areas, playground, a small pond, seven athletic playing fields, and a seven-acre off-leash dog area! Properly Sized for a Dog Park Stopping at this dog park was great! It was clean, large, and had other friendly …

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Fantastic Caverns – The Dog Cave

On my way driving towards Kansas City, Missouri, I see a billboard sign that read “Fantastic Caverns Cave Dog” and instantly get excited as this would be my first true official road dawg adventure with Raven & Dags. I pulled over to contact the cave and see how far away …

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The First of Many Road Trips

Where it all began on the road for me and my doggos… It was the Summer of 2010, I decided to move to South Florida for work and thus began the first of many road trips with my dogs. Little did I know at the time, I would be traveling …

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