Doggo Blogo Travel Timeline

July, 2019

  • 24 July

    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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  • 16 July

    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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  • 13 July

    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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  • 9 July

    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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June, 2019

  • 28 June

    Charlie Smith ~ America’s Oldest Man

    Charlie Smith - America's Oldest Man

    I have run into, what I feel, are some amazing things while out on the road. Since I was going to be close to the area, I figured it was the right time to check up on a rumor a little bird told me… The oldest recorded person to live …

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October, 2018

  • 27 October

    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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  • 23 October

    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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  • 18 October

    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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  • 16 October

    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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July, 2018

  • 3 July

    Hi Jolly & the Experimental U.S. Camel Corps.🐪

    Hi Jolly Monument

    While trying to make it to Yuma by 3:10, I decided I had enough time to make a detour to visit Quartzsite, Arizona before heading South towards to border. At this point in my travels, I am actively on the lookout for anything interesting I can find. I had heard …

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February, 2018

  • 13 February

    The Ever Vigilant “Stiffy Green” the Bulldog

    Stiffy Green the Bulldog

    Stiffy Green ~ The Most Beloved Bulldog In All Of Indiana The story of John Heinl and his loyal companion Stiffy Green is based on real events. He was said to have often been seen walking the streets of Terre Haute, Indiana with his small bulldog. They were inseparable. Stiffy …

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  • 11 February

    Harry Collins – The Frito-Lay Magician

    The Cave Hill Cemetery & Arboretum While driving with my mother through Louisville, Kentucky, we drove past the entrance to the Cave Hill Cemetery & Arboretum. I pulled right over and my mother knew by this point that I was about to turn around to go check it out. The …

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October, 2015

  • 3 October

    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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July, 2015

  • 26 July

    Locate a Corny Road Attraction… Check!

    World's Only Corn Palace

    While 99.7% of this trip started out unplanned, I began to make a point to keep my eye out for “checklist” destinations along the road. One of the checklist items on my list was to try and locate some type of corny roadside attraction. One thing I have learned in …

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  • 23 July

    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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  • 22 July

    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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May, 2010

  • 16 May

    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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January, 2010

  • 15 January

    Meet the Doggos

    Raven was my first dog as an adult and I often refer to her as "the best decision of my adult life"...

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