We were on our way back from a couple nights at the Cape May Inn, a Christmas present from our children and decided to mosey back along the shore. We skipped the Wildwoods but went through Stone Harbor, Avalon and stopped for lunch at Mike’s Seafood in Sea Isle. Right by the parking lot was this mounted lobster.
Willa was spending the day and we decided to get some exercise at Waltz Golf Farm. Two minature golf courses, a driving range and Turtle Creek Golf make up the Farm. While there we spotted this chicken so Willa and I posed for this photo, putters in hand.
We were on our way to Santa Barbara to meet up with Julia for lunch on the pier. Julia drove up earlier to meet with a donor and let us know about this Big Rubber Duckie in Oxnard. We jumped off The 101 and circled back to the Re-Bath location. They call themselves the “World’s Largest Bath Remodeler.” I don’t know if that is true, but this is probably the largest Rubber Duck I’ve seen.
On after our visit to the Champions Golf Tour event at the En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott, NY we were on out way to Corning, NY and just had to stop by the Blue Dolphin Diner in Apalachin, NY. Right off exit 66 on the Southern Tier Expressway (NY-17) it was an easy-off and easy-on stop to get this Dolphin.
Next to the Big Valvoline Guy was another inflatable – this dog. This made it a two-fer! When we were getting this image a nice young man working at the Valvoline Instant Oil Change business came out and offered to take our photo together. I appreciated the offer.
We were in Reading PA for a Gordon Lightfoot concert and the next day we stayed in town visiting the Berk’s County Heritage Center where this Distlefink is located. It was created in 1984 and given to the park by artist Ramon Lago.
On our way out of Kitty Hawk with all the vacationers ending their vacation on Saturday morning we spotted a couple of Big Things at the Mill Farms roadside stand. Had to pull over and get this Big Strawberry and Big Chicken. It was good to take a little break from the non-stop traffic heading back home from their vacation.
On our way out of Columbia, NC, after we captured the image at the Vineyards on the Scuppernong, what should we find? Another unexpected Big Thing, this time a Very Large Shrimp (can there be such a thing?) This was a nicely handcrafted metal shrimp in front of the Full Circle Crab Company. They look like they wholesale various types of seafood from this location on Elm Street in Mantes, NC.
Along US-17 we spotted this chicken standing in a field. After making a quick U-turn we found that it represents the Go Chicken Coop activity center. Located in Winnabow, NC at the corner of Bell Swamp Connection and US-17 the Go Chicken Coop offers activities for the family to share. They would like people to set their devices down and spend time interacting with one another. Sounds like a good plan, I hope they make it.
This toad is in front of Pacific Superstore along US-17 in Myrtle Beach. Again, I don’t understand, why stores have something in front that don’t relate to the concept of the store. If you are selling beachwear, why is there a toad in front of the store? Not to mention it is on the east coast. Why not Atlantic Superstore? Go figure!
Jaws Resort Wear has this eye-catching entrance. I didn’t go inside despite their advertised “Live Sharks” sign. Located on Kings Highway (US-17) in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina I’m sure they get a lot of visitors just because of this entrance.
While at the Charleston Tea Plantation I noticed this frog which seemed to be a sibling to the frog at our hotel in Charleston. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a teacup for my hand but I did the best I could. Later I found another smaller frog in a shop and was told it and others were created by a local artist. Maybe his name was Kermit, or maybe not.
On our way to find a Big Comb in Roanoke, VA we passed by this Big Dog standing in front of the Roanoke Fire-EMS Station #7 at the corner of Denniston & Memorial Ave. The comb was not to be found but we stopped at the fire station to get this big dog. It’s a one of a kind and obviously hand made.
I have a Turkey Hill Cow already (see below) but it was a traveling cow on a trailer. That is what I expected to find here. Instead I found a much larger version of the cow. Much like the many cows we’ve found elsewhere. The Turkey Hill Experience is an admission charge museum type venue located in Columbia, Pennsylvania just off US-30.