Roadside Oddities: Paul Bunyan Statue of Kenton, OR

Not to be confused with the Muffler Man Paul Bunyan statues that litter the country, this Paul Bunyan is a 31 foot concrete and metal sculpture that was erected as part of Oregon’s centennial celebration and is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. Currently located at the corner of North Interstate and […]

Knitter in the Wild: Go Wild in Las Vegas

My recap of my Go Wild experience is a little behind because I had to take a quick time out upon my return to finish grad school. That’s right, peeps, I am officially done! Mini wave in celebration of me! Now that I am back to only having the day job to work around, I […]

Do EPIC Sh*t Road Trip / Roadside Oddities: The World’s Largest Wooden Nickel

I am starting to become suspicious.  I stop at these roadside attractions and believe them every time a banner declares it to be “the world’s largest!”  Then I sit down to write these blog posts, do a little googling, and find other similar objects that also claim to be the world’s largest.  So which one […]

Do EPIC Sh*t Road Trip / Roadside Oddities: The World’s Largest Ball of Stamps

Continuing along on my epic road trip leading to my next big stop of Chicago, I decided to take a slight detour over to see the World’s Largest Ball of Stamps.  I have a couple of cherished friends that still send me cards and postcards in the mail, and one of these friends loves stamps.  […]

Do EPIC Sh*t Road Trip / Roadside Oddities: Sapp Bros Coffee Pot

Along I-80 in Omaha, Nebraska, you will find just one of the many Sapp Bros Travel Centers, which is a fancy name for a truck stop.  The one in Omaha was the first, built in 1971, and the 110 foot water tower had a spout and handle added to advertise the stop.  Rumor has it, […]

Do EPIC Sh*t Road Trip / Roadside Oddities: Pioneer Pete the Rooster

In Lincoln, Nebraska, Lee’s Restaurant has been serving up chicken since 1945.  I don’t know if the draw to the restaurant is actually the fried chicken, the live piano player that takes requests, or the roadside giant of a giant rooster that stands outside of the restaurant is the draw, but I personally think the […]

Do EPIC Sh*t Road Trip / Roadside Oddities: World’s Largest Covered Wagon

I mean, I think it is the World’s Largest Covered Wagon.  When I came across the listing on it says it is the World’s Largest Covered Wagon, and if it is on the internet it must be true.  But Google seems to say there is another wagon in the Guinness Book of World Records, […]