Outlet Ornament

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.

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Outlet Mall Ornament

ACE Hardware Grill

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.

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ACE Hardware Grill

Indy Home Show Phone

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.

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Indy Home Show Phone

Casey Bank Token

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.

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Casey Bank Token

Casey Yardstick

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.

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Casey Yardstick

 

Casey Mailbox Update

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.

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Casey Mailbox Update

Dan’s Big Pencil

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.

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Dan’s Big Pencil

 

Casey IL Wind Chime

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.

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Caesy IL Wind Chime

Casey Country Club Big Tee

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.

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Casey Country Club Golf Tee

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.

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Big Needles

Big Mailbox

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.

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Big Mailbox

Pasadena Fork in the Road

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.”

In the concrete in the base is inscribed, here “Peace, pilule Love and Harmony.”

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Fork in the Road

Shade Gap Elementary

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.

Shade Gap Elementary

Shade Gap Elementary

Keyer Pipe Shop Sign

While we were in Cincinnati for the Brain Tumor walk we visited the Cincinnati Art Museum.  While walking through some of the galleries we spotted this Big Pipe.  Turns out it was a sign in front of the Keyer Pipe House Shop which was on Main Street between 12 and 13th.  The sign was installed in 1917 and lasted thee until 1983 when the shop closed.

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Keyer Pipe Shop Sign

Andy T’s Radio Flyer

My Uncle Ed lives in St. Johns, Michigan and when we stop to see him we generally stop at Andy T’s market.  They have a lot of landscaping plants, (we purchased some) and a small market with a lot of home made goods like pastries, jelly, etc.  Always a good stop.  In the past there was a Big Chair in the field nearby.  This time, well hello!  This big Radio Flyer was next to the parking lot.  Wow, what an unexpected find.

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Andy T’s Radio Flyer