- Steve’s Sewing & Vacuum June 9, 2017
- Turkey Hill Experience Cow April 12, 2017
- Tom Sturgis Pretzel Factory April 2, 2017
- Rhoads Garden Chair January 29, 2017
- Tennessee Bird Dog January 18, 2017
- Outlet Ornament November 19, 2016
- Arrowhead Lake Big Native American November 11, 2016
- Farmer’s Market Chair November 11, 2016
- Gelco Paints and Wallcoverings November 11, 2016
- Johnson’s Farm Glove October 10, 2016
We moved to the Philadelphia area last June. When exploring the area we found the Philadelphia Premium Outlet Mall just 20 minutes away. Well we had a little time and decided to stop by. Quite a surprise, a nice outlet mall. Best of all, right after getting there and looking at the store directory I spotted this Big Ornament. Had to get this photo.
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.
Andy and I ran to the local ACE Hardware in Harleysville to pick up some items I needed to get the new house in order. Most of them I had but they were packed away. He took this photo of another Green Egg Grill. I captured one previously from the display at the Sullivan Hardware store on Keystone Ave. in Indianapolis.
Our last Home Show in Indianapolis. In the dead days of January it was a break to go, buy get out of the house and think about improvements we were considering. The Home Show in the past offered Big Thing photo opportunities. 2016 was no different. We got this Big Xfinity Handset.
Young Nate knows the Franklin Institute, he showed his favorite places to Deb and me. Along the way we found the Big light switch, Big power outlet and Big heart. A great time.
A second visit to Casey, Illinois revealed a few Big Things we missed on the first trip. Here is a Big Wooden Token (nickel) in front of the Casey Statek. There must be a lot of traffic since they had signs at the entrance to the parking lot directing visitors to parking locations to view the token. Actually, it wasn’t such a big deal. Just a sign for the bank.
During our last visit in October we drove right past this yardstick a couple of times. I don’t know how we missed it. Probably since we were looking for the World’s Largest Windchime. Funny how you can miss a Big Thing. By the way, since we visited in September, the Guinness Book sent a representative to Casey to verify their claims to World’s Largest wind chime, rocking chair, pitchfork and maybe some other things.
Here’s the Big Mailbox that we captured on our visit in September. At the time it was still at the metal fabricator. Now it mounted on a post in downtown Casey. The area around the mailbox still needs some landscaping but I’m sure this will happen. I really like this town and their mission. They even have a website www.BigThingsSmallTowns.com for you to visit.
I got this tip from Dan Mitchell who knows the Indianapolis area as well as anyone I know. It’s on East 65th street just west of Binford Blvd. in front of the Collegiate Housing Services office. I don’t know if the pencil was formed from a unused telephone pole or how it came to be there.
On the way home from St. Louis the Chief Photographer spotted some small signs on the roadside promoting the “World Largest Chimes.” Well, viagra sale there was no way to pass this up. We exited at Casey, search IL to see the Wind Chimes to see additional signs for the “World Largest Golf Tee.” Another find. We found the wind chimes, buy the first of many Big Things in this town.
This Big Golf Tee at the Casey Country Club is another find in Casey, Illinois. I don’t know when I ran into this many Big Things in a single town. With a population of 2,716 and 8 Big Things, this is probably the most Big Thing concentrated place in the United States.
There seems to be no end to Big Things in Casey, case Illinois. I wonder what it is like to live in this town. People stopping in all day long to see all the Big Things. Someone has a vision to attract visitors.
Sunday afternoon and the store was closed but the Big Knitting Needles and Big Crochet Hook were on display in the store window of The Yarn Store. I prefer not to take photos through a window since I like to get inside and try to get the backstory. One time I got a photo of a giant popcorn ball behind glass in Sac City, viagra 100mg cialis sale Iowa (see Food and Drink Archieves: July, 2011) but there was signage about the object.
Our last stop leaving Casey was to visit a Big Thing as a work in progress. We were told about this Big Mailbox, recipe knowing it was not complete. It will end up a block away from the Big Pencil, ed near downtown. The mailbox is missing the door and mail indicator flag. It may also get painted. There was no one around at the fabrication site since it was late Sunday afternoon.
Another fork in the road. This one in Pasadena, pills California. Here is some info from Bird Dog Andy.
“I got some more intel on that fork in Pasadena from Jacob and Meghana yesterday. It apparently was very controversial when they put it in since it was installed by the artist without any permission. There was a years long fight about it but was eventually allowed.”
You never know where Big Things will appear. We had just left the Moretz cabin on the Juniata River in Pennsylvania when we drove past the Shade Gap Elementary School. I didn’t see these Big Crayons but the Chief Photographer did and called for a quick U-turn. This photo is the result.