Road Dawg Adventures

Pip the Giraffe

Pip the Giraffe

~ Last updated on Jul 24, 2021 ~ …And One Day a Giraffe Appeared… While driving US1 like I always do, I noticed this new Giraffe statue and thought it was cool. Then, later on, I saw the giraffe again, but this time dressed and all ready for Summer. Now …

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Bunnyhenge 🐰

Bunnyhenge

~ Last updated on Jul 12, 2021 ~ When I said I went down a rabbit hole looking for more “Henges”, this was NOT what I was expecting to find! This is clearly the most important and most significant of all the different henges of the world!! Claribel insists on …

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Metropolis – My 2nd Visit

Metropolis, Illinois

~ Last updated on Jul 25, 2021 ~ Home of Superman The first time I visited Metropolis, I only knew about the Giant Superman Statue. Later on, I realized that there were other places I missed and wanted to go back to visit. Upon reaching Metropolis, you will be greeted …

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The Wooldridge Monuments

Wooldridge Monuments

~ Last updated on Jul 1, 2021 ~ 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 …

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The Massive Kryptonite

Massive Kryptonite

~ Last updated on Jul 24, 2021 ~ Claribel decided to test out the Kryptonite to see if she might be related to Krypto the Superdog. I told her to go ahead and see, so she jumped up on the giant green rock to check. She was standing up there …

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Little Grand Canyon Trail

Little Grand Canyon Trail

~ Last updated on Jul 17, 2021 ~ A Great Hiking Location for Sure! I remember this area being a very wonderful place to hike around… other than the huge mosquitoes that is! I tried going down to the canyon area but hit a watery area and didn’t feel like …

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Home of The Big Bike

The Big Bike

~ Last updated on Jul 17, 2021 ~ I’d Give You a Penny to Ride That Farthing! …Another great find while taking the back roads! As far as I know, this is the World’s Largest Penny-Farthing Bike. If you know of one that’s bigger, please let me know in the …

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Amelia Earhart Earthwork

Amelia Earhart Earthworkk

~ Last updated on Jul 16, 2021 ~ If you weren’t looking for it, and didn’t know what this was, you’d probably just think it looks like a weird garden area. That’s what my thoughts were when I was here. Not really sure what I expected to really see from …

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Truckhenge at Lessman Farm

Truckhenge

~ Last updated on Jul 17, 2021 ~ This is actually a 2 for 1 Henge location. Lessman Farm is well known for having Truckhenge, but there is also a Boathenge here as well. I entered the property via the Lessman’s Driveway and spoke to the owner from my vehicle …

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The World’s Largest Fork

World's Largest Fork Springfield, MO

~ Last updated on Jun 28, 2021 ~ 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 …

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World’s Largest Fork & Meatball

World's Largest Fork & Meatball

~ Last updated on Jun 28, 2021 ~ 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 …

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The Whisky Bottle Gravestone

~ Last updated on Jun 28, 2021 ~ 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 …

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The Grave of Leo the Lion 🦁

Slats' Grave

~ Last updated on Jun 28, 2021 ~ 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 …

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The Navy Yard Sea Monster 🐙

Sea Monsters HERE Warning Sign

~ Last updated on Jun 28, 2021 ~ 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 …

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The World’s Largest Paint Can

World's Largest Paint Can

~ Last updated on Jun 28, 2021 ~ 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 …

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Not the World’s Largest Pencil ✏️

Big Pencil

~ Last updated on Jul 9, 2021 ~ 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 …

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The Bates Motel Sign

Bates Motel Sign

~ Last updated on Jul 9, 2021 ~ I had just come from visiting the 2nd Amendment Cowboy in Amarillo, TX and was headed back towards Route 66, when out of nowhere I spot an unusual sign with a familiar name on it… 😱🚿🔪💀

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Giant Red Arrow

The Giant Red Arrow

~ Last updated on Jul 26, 2021 ~ When in doubt, it is best to use easily recognizable landmarks to remember where you parked your car. I’m sure I won’t have a problem remembering where I’ve parked this time!

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Bart Prince’s Spaceship House

Prince Bart's Spaceship House

~ Last updated on Jul 26, 2021 ~ While driving towards Bart Prince’s Spaceship House, I was surprised to see this large sculpture on a residential lawn… so of course I stopped and took a picture of it. Sorry, but I am not sure of it’s specific location, but if …

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Oshara Village – Santa Fe, NM

Oshara Village Roundabout

~ Last updated on Jul 25, 2021 ~ While driving through Oshara Village in New Mexico, I happened upon a roundabout with this cool Tree sculpture in the middle of it. There are some type of crows/ravens (possibly buzzards) perched on the tree. While I think this looks really cool, …

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Paria, Utah

Paria, Utah

~ Last updated on Jul 16, 2021 ~ A True Western Ghost Town Unfortunately, I was not able to make it all the way to where the actual town site was located. The road had been washed out by a recent storm and I didn’t want to make the hike …

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Chloride Junkyard Art Fence

Chloride Junkyard Art Fence

~ Last updated on Jul 9, 2021 ~ If you use the pin on the directions map I’ve added, you will be at the location of the Chloride Sign. You will want to turn down this road to head towards the town. Keep heading down this road until you see …

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Carhenge & Car Art Reserve

Carhenge

~ Last updated on Jul 9, 2021 ~ Modern Day Ode to Stonehenge My first big road trip was not the best planned, and that was kind of the idea. Unfortunately, due to that, I missed a lot of destinations I could have visited… Carhenge was one of those places. …

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Lan Su Chinese Garden

Lan Su Chinese Garden

~ Last updated on Jun 28, 2021 ~ 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 …

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Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park

~ Last updated on Jun 30, 2021 ~ 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! …

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Fantastic Caverns – The Dog Cave

~ Last updated on Jun 30, 2021 ~ 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 …

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The First of Many Road Trips

~ Last updated on Aug 8, 2020 ~ 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 …

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