Giant, New Hampshire, Storage, Travel, Weird NH

Old Man In A Padlock

When you hear the term "old man" you might think of an elderly man with white or no hair, a brittle body, or even a walker. I'm right there with you. But if you're a New Hampshire native, it also reminds you of our state emblem. Located in Franconia, NH the old man was a… Continue reading Old Man In A Padlock

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Giant, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Sculpture, Travel

Seeing all the Angles

It's the early 1900s and folks newly exposed to automobiles and highway systems set out on cross-country journeys; some in search of a better life, others a wild adventure. You're a shop owner or restaurateur hoping these folks will choose your goods above everyone else. Your advertising needs to be seen from highways and entice… Continue reading Seeing all the Angles

Art, Giant, Museums, Pennsylvania, Sculpture, Travel

Paint the City Electric

In the heart of Philadelphia, you're sure to find great food, stunning museums, and a rich history of our nation. But anyone can lick the Liberty Bell. For something out of the ordinary, find your way to a quiet, pedestrian alley in the city: Lenfest Plaza. You can't miss it. The plaza is situated on… Continue reading Paint the City Electric

Air, Art, Games, Giant, Land, Military, Mimetic Architecture, Museums, Rhode Island, Sea, Travel, Weird

One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, More…

A life-sized Mr. Potato Head (and his bucket of parts) stands at Hasbro headquarters in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. We drive up after hours, sun low in the sky, and pull into a vacant parking space with the Monopoly Wheelbarrow marking the spot. A quick hop out of the car lands us in front of our… Continue reading One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, More…

Bizarre, Buildings, Giant, New York, Sculpture, Sea, Travel, Uncategorized, Weird

Shark Bites and Peace Pipes

A rich history of Native American artifacts remains throughout Long Island, reflected in town names, reservations, ancient cemeteries, and even a few roadside attractions. At the Ketcham Inn in Center Moriches, NY, visitors can enjoy the restored Colonial-Era stage-coach stop, as well as a book-barn, community garden, and our favorite attraction: The Wooden Teepee. This beautifully restored… Continue reading Shark Bites and Peace Pipes

Art, Bizarre, Food, Games, Giant, Pennsylvania, Travel, Weird

I Slept in a Wheelbarrow in Philadelphia

That's right. I hunkered down for a snooze in the Monopoly wheelbarrow. Who wouldn't hop into this iconic board game piece for a quiet nap in the middle of Philadelphia's Board Game Art Park? Wait. You mean that's not something you'd do? Hmm. Perhaps you should try it. I found this human-sized replica of the… Continue reading I Slept in a Wheelbarrow in Philadelphia

Animals, Bizarre, Chocolate, Edible Oddities, Food, Giant, Maine, Sculpture, Shops, Travel, World's Largest

I Brake for Chocolate

Route One in Maine is full of fun adventures and unique sights to see. Out for a relic-spotting drive, we didn't plan on seeing a moose that day, but we spotted the sign that drew us in: "1700 lb. Chocolate Moose Inside." Of course, we had to stop. Who wouldn't brake for chocolate? Especially when… Continue reading I Brake for Chocolate