- Charlie Johnson’s Big Pencil March 7, 2018
- Boyertown Boot December 7, 2017
- Bustards Snowman November 30, 2017
- Antonio’s Burger October 11, 2017
- Catalina Island Ice Cream October 10, 2017
- LA Coca Cola Bottle October 8, 2017
- Big Table at “The Broad” October 8, 2017
- Big Sombrero Man October 7, 2017
- Rosenthal Wine Tasting October 7, 2017
- PretzelFest Dog Tags September 23, 2017
I didn’t get the connection but this sea captain is in front of Best of Philly on US-17 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The place is small but it is a bit of South Philly transplanted to the South. The cook is actually transplanted from South Philly and they use Amoroso’s Bread so you a guaranteed authentic rolls. We passed on the chance to grab a steak here and continued up US-17, finally eating at The Village Café in Hampstead, North Carolina. Hate to say it, but I had a better meal than a cheese steak. Stop in if you are in the area.
How could I pass up this opportunity for a Muffler Man in Roanoke, VA. Standing outside Glen’s Transmission & Automotive Repair he dominates the area. We stopped by and had an opportunity to speak with Glen. He loves the Muffler Man and told me it is included in sights to see in Roanoke. He is trying to find a way to have the Muffler Man hold a ‘trannie, that would make his day. Glen was a great sport and it was a pleasure to meet him.
I call this a Transformer Man since it is made up of a bunch of car parts. It can be found on Sycamore Ave. in Buena Vista, VA in front of a metal reclaimation facility (aka: junkyard.) I like it a lot since is showed a lot of creativity to construct. This was our first stop in Virginia on our way to South Carolina to view the total eclipse in Columbia, SC. No comment on the politics still displayed 9 months after the election.
On the way out of the Arrowhead Lake Community where Ben and Annie purchased their Lake House we stopped by the Community Club House and they gave me a tour. Really nice and lots of room for all the activities available. In the lobby area I had to get this image of the Big Native American.
I was up at the Ben and Annie’s “Lake House” when they closed and we made a trip to the Big Box stores in nearby Mt. Pocono to pick up some items for the new property. While leaving we stopped at Gelco Paints since they had this Big Paint Can and Painter out in front. Gelco is on PA 940 and looks like a great place to pick up some Benjamin Moore paint.
We were out and about traveling down Bethlehem Pike when we spotted this Big Midas Hand. I wonder how many there are of these inflatable hands since I already have one from the Midas store on Keystone Avenue in Indianapolis.
We found this couple alongside I-78 in Pennsylvania next to the Roadside America miniatures store. I previously read about the museum but didn’t have time to go in.
Another artwork in the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. This one is titled, “Lying Man.” Created by Sean Henry in 2003. I couldn’t help myself and had to pose with the sculpture. A couple of younger women wandered by as we were capturing this image. They enjoyed my pose but said I needed a pillow to be complete.
Well, this was quite some find. I knew about this Viking from a report on Roadside America. We found our way to Bangor, MI High School, only to find that this guy stood past the end zone of the football field. Unfortunately, there was a fence around the entire athletic complex. Not to be deterred I went into the school office and made my case. Fortunately, my plea fell on sympathetic ears. One of the administrative assistants was kind enough to find the keys to the field and walked out to allow us access to the field. My regret is that I did not write her name down assuming I would be able to remember it. Not so. If anyone sees this post and knows this woman please send me a note at “firstname.lastname@example.org” click here Update: I did hear from the Superintendent of Bangor Public Schools, Dennis P. Paquette and he let me know the kindly person who walked us out to the field was Melissa Quinn, Assistant to the Athletic Director.
On our way to Saugatuck, Michigan we were surprised to spot this inflatable Big Judge. I’ve taken photos with a lot of Big People, pirates, Amish people, etc. but never found a judge before. This one illustrated Mike Anderson’s Auto Group pledge to not judge your credit when purchasing one of their cars.
A quick down to Ocean City with Deb and Nate netted me three Big Things. It was lousy weather in Cherry Hill but sunny and warm “down the shore.”
When we were in Cincinnati for the Brain Tumor Walk we decided to make a visit to the Art Museum. Out front is this Pinocchio.
Here’s an inflatable I spotted in front of the Midas shop in Glendale on my way downtown. I had to get with the Chief Photographer and get back to get the image. I’m not big on inflatables but I haven’t seen this one before.
Planning a trip to Los Angeles starts with a visit to the Roadside America web site. That’s where I found Sergio. The automotive alley garage area is unlike anything I’ve see in the US. There is a 4 or 5 block area of shops selling car parts. While we were there I saw cars pull up and asked for a part for a model year car. For example, “I’m looking for an alternator for a 1996 Toyota.” It was like a drive-in for auto parts. All the people I could see were Hispanic and they were curious why a couple of white folks were on their turf.