Mill Farms Market

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.

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Mill Farms Strawberry

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Mill Farms Chicken

 

Full Circle Crab Company

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.

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Full Circle Crab Company

Go Chicken Coop

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.

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Go Chicken Coop

Myrtle Beach Toad

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!

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Myrtle Beach Toad

Jaws Resort Wear Shark

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.

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Jaws Resort Wear Shark

Tea Plantation Frog

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.

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Tea Plantation Frog

Roanoke Dog

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.

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Roanoke Dog

Turkey Hill Experience Cow

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.

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Turkey Hill Experience Cow

 

Des Peres Giraffe

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Unexpected find close to my sister’s house in Missouri.  Over breakfast on Thanksgiving Dave and Dale spoke about a giraffe nearby.  Was it larger than life? Would it count? We piled into Bob’s new F-150, 4×4, with a crew cab and went in search.  We found it on N. Geyer, a few blocks south of Clayton.  It’s across from the Old Des Peres Church, one of the oldest churches west of the Mississippi.  Dave and Bob, avid geo-cachers, immediately went back home and created a cache to place under the watchful of Geoffrey. The giraffe is actually sitting in front of a private home.

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Des Peres Giraffe

Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park Horse

While we were in Grand Rapids visiting with our niece Erica, we stopped at the Meijer’s Gardens and Sculpture Park.  A great place.  We knew about this Big Horse.  Here is what they say about this piece. “A monument to creativity, The American Horse was created by famed animaliere or animal sculptor, Nina Akamu. The work was inspired, in part, by a work created by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci for the Duke of Milan in the late 15th century.”

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Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park Horse

Rise-N-Shine Cafe Chicken

Gosh, there are so many of these Big Chickens scattered around the country I don’t know why there is not a web site dedicated to them.  There’s several sites for Muffler Men, none for chickens. Maybe someone will create a Big Chicken Site.

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Rise-N-Shine Cafe Chicken

Gringo Jones Chicken

After brunch in Tower Grove Park we couldn’t pass up the chance to shop at Gringo Jones, 4468 Shaw Blvd in St. Louis.  If you are in the area this is a very interesting shop to visit.  The place is crammed with items.  Antiques in the basement, cement lawn statues, and much, much more.  This chicken was on the curb out front.

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Gringo Jones Chicken

St. Louis Butterfly

Here is a butterfly we spotted on the way to Sunday brunch at Café Madeleine in Tower Grove Park in St. Louis.  A great park with a number of gazebos to rent for your party.  The brunch was wonderful.  Afterward we stopped at the Brightside garden at 4646 Shenandoah Ave. to get this photo.  A nice pocket park sponsored by the Missouri DNR.

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St. Louis Butterfly