AtoZ Challenge 2020 – 8154: An Epic Road Trip – The P Stories #atozchallenge

In early 2020 I traveled across the country with  the course of three weeks.  My A to Z posts this year will have the “8154” theme, which will also be the title of my forthcoming new book that will document the epic road trip.  Each entry will highlight a few stories with photos based on the alphabet and not the order of the trip.  I hope you will enjoy this bouncy ride across the back roads of America.  Please enjoy the P Stories. (all photography by David “Sumoflam” Kravetz)

Today’s post is extra long.  Lots of P Stories out there.  Some fun variety below.  Enjoy the Read! Enjoy the Ride!

Prairie Dogs – Custer State Park in South Dakota

As we entered Custer State Park from Wind Cave National Park, we came across a huge Prairie Dog town.  There were hundreds of them.  My grandkids were thrilled. And so was I. Here are a couple of the photos.   Basically, a prairie dog is considered a ground squirrel.

Prairie Dogs in Custer State Park, South Dakota
Prairie Dogs in Custer State Park, South Dakota
Prairie Dogs

Point Defiance Park – Tacoma, Washington

While in Port Orchard visiting my daughter and her family, we heard about how beautiful Point Defiance Park is.  Indeed, it has a lovely drive, much of it one-way, through the park.  The park was designated as such back in 1888 when then President Grover Cleveland signed a bill granting the city of Tacoma the right to use the 640 acres of an undeveloped federal military reservation.  Later, in the 1950s a zoo was opened on part of the property and it is a lovely, flower and plant-filled facility.   The Five Mile Drive, much of which is one-way, provides some amazing scenery and opportunities to see all kinds of wildlife. On our trip we saw deer, raccoons and bald eagles.

Point Defiance Park – Tacoma, Washington
One way road through the pines in Point Defiance Park
Keep Wildlife Wild signs are all over Point Defiance Park
A raccoon hides in the woods in Point Defiance Park
Lovely drive in Point Defiance Park
Tacoma Narrows bridge as seen from Point Defiance Park
Bald Eagle as seen leaving a tree in Point Defiance Park
Tall Pines in Point Defiance Park

Port Orchard, Washington

My oldest daughter lives in Port Orchard, Washington.  I like this “Welcome to Port Orchard” sign.

Welcome to Port Orchard, Washington

Panhandle Plains Wildlife Trail – Muleshoe, Texas

On our visit to Muleshoe National Wildlife Reserve in Muleshoe, Texas, we drive along the Panhandle Plains Wildlife Trail. An extensive number of roads in the Texas Panhandle, we took the Muleshoe Loop in search of Sandhill Cranes.

Panhandle Plains Wildlife Trail sign as seen in Muleshoe, Texas

Phillips 66 Station – Turkey, Texas

This was the first Phillips 66 station in Texas, and it opened in July 1928.  It has old pumps installed.

Historic Phillips 66 Station – Turkey, Texas

Peculiar Way – Peculiar, Missouri

How can I neglect adding a sign for Peculiar, Missouri.  On other trips, I have visited the town in the past.  Always a peculiar visit.

Peculiar Way – road to Peculiar, Missouri

Pintler Veterans Memorial Scenic Highway – Anaconda, Montana

Montana Highway 1  was named the Pintler Veterans Memorial Scenic Highway and is a 64-mile drive from Opportunity, Montana (see my O stories page) through Anaconda, Philipsburg (see below) and all the way to Drummond. The road climbs into the mountains and is a beautiful alternative to Interstate 90 when driving from Butte to Missoula.  I know we loved the drive.  And our stops at Opportunity,  Ohrmann’s Art Gallery and Philipsburg made it all the more worth the trip.

Pintler Veterans Memorial Scenic Highway – Montana Hwy 1 near Anaconda, Montana
Pintler Highway – Montana Highway 1
Pintler Highway near Anaconda
Old barn in the Flint Creek Valley as seen from the Pintler Highway
Pintler Highway scene
Pintler Highway near Drummond, Montana
Snowy scene near Pintler Highway

The Pigtail Bridges – Custer, South Dakota

Most of the year you can drive from Custer State Park in South Dakota, north on US Hwy 16A, also known as Iron Mountain Road.  Fortunately for us, we were able to do so during our trip as it opened the morning we were there after being closed for two weeks because of snow.  One of the unique sections of the drive is the Pigtails and the bridges.

The Pigtail Bridges – Iron Mountain Road, US 16A, near Custer, South Dakota
Pigtail Road and bridge on Iron Mountain Road, US Hwy 16A

Petrified Forest National Park – Holbrook Arizona

On our road trip we visited a number of National Parks and Monuments so that the kids could get their Junior Ranger Badges.  One of these was the Petrified Forest National Park near Holbrook, Arizona.  Lots of nice desert scenery and, of course, petrified wood.

With Grandkids at Petrified Forest National Park, near Holbrook, Arizona
Petrified Wood at the Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Wood and Painted Desert – Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Wood
Petrified Wood

Paul Bunyan Carving – Three Rivers, California

I always like surprises when I am on the road.  The Paul Bunyan of Three Rivers, California was one of these.  We drive through Three Rivers on our way to Sequoia National Park.  It just so happened that this 16 1/2 foot tall Paul Bunyan was carved from a single sequoia tree.  It was carved in 1941 and 1942 by sculptor Carroll Barnes (1906-1997).   This Paul Bunyan sculpture is considered to be the largest sculpture ever made by anyone from a single fallen sequoia.  This singular statue brought fame to the Iowa-born transplant to Three Rivers.  He died in 1997 in Sebastapol, California.

Wooden Paul Bunyan carving in Three Rivers, California
Big Paul Bunyan Wooden statue by Carroll Barnes in Three Rivers, California
Front view of Paul Bunyan

Pine Tree Restaurant – Shelton, Washington

I am always on the hunt for murals of all kind.  Came across this wall advertisement/mural for the Pine Tree Restaurant in Shelton, Washington.

Pine Tree Restaurant Mural in Shelton, Washington

Painted Desert – Holbrook, Arizona

I noted above that we visited the Petrified Forest National Park on our return trip home.  There are two main visitor’s centers for the park.  One is actually for both the Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert.  We visited both visitors centers and took a drive down the roads.  Here are a couple of Painted Desert (Chinle Formation) hills.

Painted Desert near Holbrook, Arizona
Painted Desert near Holbrook , Arizona

Philipsburg, Montana

Another delightful find for us was our stop in Philipsburg, Montana, an old mining town in the mountains on Montana Highway 1.  It used to be a silver and sapphire mining town.  Now, its a fun stop with some unique shops, including a wonderful large candy store.

Welcome to Philipsburg, Montana
Welcome to Philipsburg, Montana
Road through Philipsburg, Montana
Lovely architecture in Philipsburg, Montana

Pringle, South Dakota

Driving north from Alliance, Nebraska on our way to Wind Cave National Park on South Dakota Hwy 89, we came across the small town of Pringle, a stop for me because of the fun name (you know, like Pringles Potato Chips).  It was a welcome stop as we needed a restroom break and,  as it turned out, the place also provided a unique and quirky place for us as well.   The town, now almost a ghost town, was named for cattleman W.H. Pringle.  It was originally a stage stop on the Sudney-Custer Trail which was a stage coach route from Nebraska to Cheyenne.

This day we discovered that it is also home to a unique bicycle sculpture, claimed to be the largest bicycle sculpture in the world.  I have no idea who made this sculpture.

Welcome to Pringle, South Dakota
Some of the old buildings in Pringle, South Dakota
Bicycle Sculpture in Pringle, South Dakota
Alternate view of the huge bicycle sculpture in Pringle

Pop’s Greasy Spoon sign – Texico, New Mexico

I am always a sucked for unique signs. On our drive through Texico, New Mexico, I saw this sign for Pop’s Greasy Spoon.   I have no idea if there is a real place.  An internet search shows this sign popping up all over the place.  There was a food truck in Harrisonburg, Virginia that uses the logo and name.  But not sure if it is the origin.

Pop’s Greasy Spoon Cafe in Texico, New Mexico

Petrified Wood Building – Matador, Texas

Matador, Texas is a unique small town with a flavor of its own.  In the 1930s a guy named Luther Bedford “Bob” Robertson built a service station.  He later added an oil derrick and a cafe, which was built of stone and petrified wood. Known as “Bob’s Oil Well,” it became well known for people driving on US Highway 70 or Texas Highway 70.   After Robertson died in 1947, the place fell into disrepair.  Though closed now, the cafe still stands as a monument to yesteryear in the Texas Panhandle.

Big building made of Petrified Wood in Matador, Texas

Public Transport – San Francisco, California

Go to San Francisco and you’ll see all sorts of old-fashioned vintage streetcars.  The San Francisco Municipal Railway has collected these vintage streetcars from all over and currently have over 20 of them.  Learn more about them on the Market Street Railway website. The one pictured below was originally from Kansas City.

Public Transport in San Francisco, California

Port of Port Orford – Port Orford, Oregon

After visiting with some friends in Langlois, Oregon, we were told by them to take a drive up the hill to Port Orford to see a splendid view of the Pacific Ocean (see pics of that a but further down in this post.)  It turns out that Port Orford is a small community in the natural harbor of Port Orford Bay.  We didn’t drive into the town, but I did catch the sign.

Welcome to Port Orford, Oregon

Pecos Theatre – Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Santa Rosa is one of those vintage Route 66 towns in New Mexico.  It is chock full of old neon signs and is home to the Pecos Theatre, which was originally opened in 1917 as the El Paso Tiempo Theatre.  When originally opened in it had 350 seats, but was retrofitted in 2019 with 126 leather chairs with retractable armrests and Dolby sound. The sign is classic.

Pecos Theatre in Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Paul Bunyan at Trees of Mystery – Klamath, California

I like to consider myself an expert on quirky and offbeat roadside attractions, but, on this road trip I learned of many new attractions.  Though I knew about the Trees of Mystery attraction in the Redwood National and State Parks, I DID NOT know that there was a huge Paul Bunyan there.  So, much to my delight, as we drove by, we came across Paul and his pal Babe the Blue Ox and it was a MUST STOP for me.

I have been to many of the famous Paul Bunyans around the country, but this one is a biggie.  He stands 49 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 30,000 pounds.  His boots alone are ten feet tall!!

Paul Bunyan, Babe and Sumoflam at Trees of Mystery in Klamath, California
Paul Bunyan in Klamath, California

Plovers – Long Beach, Washington

We arrived in Long Beach, Washington on February 7.  The main objective was to see the Long Beach Arch Sign (see my L Stories post).  What I didn’t expect to see was the huge flock of plovers, a fairly well known wading bird.  I am by no means an expert on shore birds, but I believe that these are Lesser Sand Plovers.  It was fun to watch them.

Plovers in flight – Long Beach, Washington
Plovers taking off from Long Beach, Washington
A plover walks along the beach in Long Beach, Washington
A flock of plovers

Peter Iredale Shipwreck – Hammond, Oregon

My daughter Marissa had this stop added to our itinerary as a must see place.  So, we made sure to map our trip to Oregon’s Fort Steven’s State Park to see this unique attraction.

The ship Peter Iredale ran aground near Fort Stevens in October 1906.  It was a four-masted steel bark built in Mayport, England in 1890.   After a strong wind blew the ship onto Clatsop Beach, snapping her three masts, the ship was destroyed and had to be abandoned.  Historical records indicate that there were no serious injuries to the crew.

Over 100 years have passed and it still sits on the shores as a look back at history and a place for photos.

Peter Iredale Shipwreck – Hammond, Oregon
Peter Iredale Shipwreck – Hammond, Oregon

Psycho Donuts – Campbell, California

On our way south to California’s Highway 1 and Big Sur, we stopped in Cambpell, California to visit some old friend’s of mine.  They recommended we  meet at Psycho Donuts to get a treat.  Always a fan of unique donut shops, we made the morning trek over there.  I must note that I have been to other famous Quirky Donut Shops such as Voodoo Doughnut (in Portland and Eugene, Oregon and Austin, Texas) and Hurts Donut (in Frisco, Texas and Katy, Texas).  And, though Psycho Donuts only has two California locations, it still has the same kind of fun-themed donuts and a fun-themed shop.

Psycho Donuts – Campbell, California
Psycho Donuts – Campbell, California
Psycho Donuts – Open for Insanity
Psycho Donuts Menu
Anti-Valentine Donuts (Not So Sweethearts) at Psycho Donuts
Cereal Killer Donuts at Psycho Donuts
Yum…Nutella Donuts
If you are feeling anxious – use for free at Psycho Donuts

Pacific Coast scenes – US 101 / CA Hwy 1 – Pacific Coast Highway

One of the most anticipated parts of our epic 8154 mile road trip was being able to take the Pacific Coast Highway from Washington to south-central California along U.S. Highway 101 to Santa Cruz and then California Highway 1 from Santa Cruz thru Big Sur and then on to Cambria.  What a wonderful trip along the coast with overnight stops in North Bend, Oregon; Eureka, California; San Jose, California and then Cambria, California.  Following are a few scenes from that portion of our road trip.

Pacific Ocean as seen from Langlois, Oregon
Pacific Coast as seen from Long Beach, Washington
Pacific Ocean as seen from Klamath, California
Pacific Coast scene from Northern California
Beating Waves of the Pacific Ocean in Hammond, Oregon
Pacific Ocean as seen from Gold Beach, Oregon
Pacific Coast Highway scene from California Highway 1 near Big Sur, California
Pacific Coast as seen from Carmel by the Sea, California
Pacific Coast as seen from Langlois, Oregon
Beating Waves – Gold Beach, Oregon
Morro Rock in Morro Bay, California

Paducah, Texas

And then for the Kentucky connection.  Paducah, Texas, which is located south of the Texas Panhandle, was apparently named after Paducah, Kentucky by a Kentucky transplant named R. Potts, who settled in the area around 1850. He promised to give settlers land if they would vote to name the town Paducah.  In 1892 Texas’ Cottle County was organized and the town of Paducah became the county seat.

Paducah, Texas was named after Paducah, Kentucky

WATCH FOR MY NEW BOOK “8154” — COMING SOON TO AMAZON

I am currently working on my FOURTH book, titled “8154” to represent the mileage of my epic road trip with family.  You can visit my Amazon Author Page to see my other books at https://amzn.to/3azY36l

 

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AtoZ Challenge 2020 – 8154: An Epic Road Trip – The G Stories #atozchallenge

In early 2020 I traveled across the country with one of my daughters and three grandchildren.  We traveled 8154 miles through 20 states over the course of three weeks.  My A to Z posts this year will have the “8154” theme, which will also be the title of my forthcoming new book that will document the epic road trip.  Each entry will highlight a few stories with photos based on the alphabet and not the order of the trip.  I hope you will enjoy this bouncy ride across the back roads of America.  Please enjoy the G Stories. (all photography by David “Sumoflam” Kravetz)

Gold Beach, Oregon

Driving along US Highway 101 (The Oregon Coast Highway in Oregon) you can drive into Gold Beach, Oregon, a very beautiful stop that’s about 40 miles north of the California border.  The town of about 1500 derived its name from gold prospectors that began arriving in the area around 1853. We didn’t see any gold, but we did see some beautiful coastal scenery.

Gold Beach, Oregon
Welcome to Gold Beach, Oregon
Ocean waves at Gold Beach
Large coastal islands in the Pacific Ocean as seen from Gold Beach
Ocean scene from Gold Beach, Oregon

Great River Road – Southern Illinois

The Great River Road stretches 3000 miles alongside the great Mississippi River north to south from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.  Much of it goes along the borders of 10 U.S. states. From Minnesota the drive takes you south between Wisconsin and Minnesota, then between Iowa and Illinois, then Missouri and Illinois (and the tip of Kentucky).  Further south you travel between Arkansas and Tennessee and then finally between Louisiana and Mississippi.  Over the years I have had the good fortune of driving most of this National Scenic Byway.  On this trip we drove along the Great River Road while in Illinois.

Great River Road in southern Illinois

General’s Highway and the Giant Forest – Sequoia National Park, California

If you are planning on visiting the amazing Sequoia National Park, be prepared to drive the Generals Highway, a 32 mile stretch of highway that connects CA Hwy 180 to CA Hwy 198.  The section we drove climbed from about 1500 feet altitude all the way to over 8000 feet.  This winding road pretty much begins in Three Rivers, California and then to the Foothills Visitor Center for Sequoia where you enter the National Park.  We drove the first 10 miles from the Visitor Center to the General Sherman Tree deep in the Sequoia forest.  This road is steep, narrow, winding and full of switch backs, but offers some spectacular views.  The speed limit along the first 10-15 miles is only 10 MPH, so it is really slow going.  Typically, in January and February and even into March, snow chains are required.  Fortunately for us, the week we visited there had been no snow and the roads were clear.

General’s Highway – Sequoia National Park
Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park
Giants Highway – CA 198
Lovely vista of the landscape as seen from high up on the Generals Highway
Giant sequoia trees as seen from the Generals Highway

Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, California

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of America’s most famous bridges.  You can’t go to San Francisco and not visit this amazing structure.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
A scene of the Golden Gate bridge from above on the hill. San Francisco in the background
Driving on the Golden Gate Bridge
Looking up at one of the two bridge towers. These are 746 feet tall

Glenn’s Bakery Neon Sign – Gallup, New Mexico

Gallup, New Mexico has loads of wonderful neon signs as part of its Route 66 heritage.  Many are motels, but the Glenn’s Bakery sign is also a good one.

Glenn’s Bakery unique neon sign in Gallup, New Mexico

Golden Rule Sign – Philipsburg, Montana

As we drove north from Butte thru Opportunity and Anaconda, we found our way to the lovely little community of Philipsburg.  By this time my three grandchildren had gotten really cranky and we had to do something.  So, we pulled on a side road and I gave them a lecture.  I told them that they needed to live the Golden Rule (Do unto others, as you would have others do to you).  I used that sign to remind them.  I then told them if they would promise, I would get them a treat.  (What I had already seen was that this “Golden Rule” sign was on the side of The Sweet Palace, a giant candy store. I’ll cover it in my S Stories post)  So, I drove up to the front, gave each of the kids a few dollars and let them go to town in this store but also told them that they couldn’t buy anything unless they told the cashier that they were going to live the “Golden Rule.”  I even keyed the cashier in on it and she asked each of them what they promise to do.

Golden Rule wall sign on the side of the Sweet Palace in Philipsburg, Montana

Grulla National Wildlife Refuge – near Arch, New Mexico

I am a huge Sandhill Crane lover and, in my research for our epic road trip, I found that during February thousands of Sandhill Cranes winter in the Grulla National Wildlife Refuge in eastern New Mexico (near the ghost town of Arch) and the Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge in western Texas.  Grulla is the Spanish word for crane.  Sadly, after driving nearly 20 miles on a dirt road to get to Grulla, we saw no cranes.  Even after driving from Grulla to Muleshoe, we saw none over there either.  It wasn’t until we got near Dimmitt, Texas (nearly 60 miles northeast of Muleshoe) before we saw any Sandhill Cranes…and there we saw thousands of them migrating north in an amazing scene.

Grulla National Wildlife Refuge, near the Ghost Town of Arch, New Mexico

Gem Theatre – Turkey, Texas

We drove through the uniquely named town of Turkey, Texas on our northeast from Muleshoe and Dimmitt.  This old theatre was on the main drag so I nabbed a shot of it.  This theater opened in 1928 and showed its first “talkie” move in 1931.  Country singer Bob Wills, a Turkey resident, was a frequent visitor to this old theater and the building has two old movie posters featuring Bob Wills adorning the front.

Gem Theatre, Turkey, Texas
Gem Theatre sign

Grants, New Mexico

Grants, New Mexico is another iconic Route 66 town and features a unique Route 66 drive-thru sign.

Grants, New Mexico famous Route 66 Drive Thru sign
Back side of the Grants sign

Gallup, New Mexico

Gallup is a great place to celebrate Route 66, but is also a very scenic area.  Located on the Navajo Reservation, there are plenty of places to get Navajo crafts and food.

Gallup, New Mexico
Red Rocks surrounding Gallup, New Mexico

Grand Canyon National Park – Arizona

To close out my G Stories, I am including a few photos of the amazing Grand Canyon in northern Arizona.  In the 1980s I was a tour guide / bus driver in Flagstaff and visited the Grand Canyon numerous times.  Though I have been there over 100 times, I never tire of this amazing world wonder.  I want to mention herein that as I write this post during the historic Coronavirus pandemic, the entire Grand Canyon National Park is currently closed as a result.  That amazes me.  I am so grateful to have been able to take my grandchildren to this lovely national park.

Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon at sunset
Grand Canyon at sunset
Grand Canyon

WATCH FOR MY NEW BOOK “8154” — COMING SOON TO AMAZON

I am currently working on my FOURTH book, titled “8154” to represent the mileage of my epic road trip with family.  You can visit my Amazon Author Page to see my other books at https://amzn.to/3azY36l

 

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Paradise Point (KY) Revisited: September 2019

Visiting with John and Sebrina Erskine to celebrate my new book, which includes a chapter about them!

Back in January of 2018 I made my first visits to the Paradise Point Marketplace in Scottsville, KY and did a blog post about it (see the original post).  In celebration of my newest book release, which features a chapter about Paradise Point, I made a trip down there in mid-September 2019 to sign the book and have a fun visit.  Since they are also an excellent and whimsical eatery, they will also be included in a future book on eateries, so I needed more photos of the place, especially the amazing breakfast items, bakery items and hot dogs.

Paradise Point Marketplace in Scottsville, KY
Funky Junk
Paradise Point

From Lexington, its about a two and a half drive to get down to Paradise Point, which is just down US 31E from the beautiful Barren River Lake State Park and Resort.  They are HIGHLY visible right off the highway and have plenty of parking and seating.  As they have gotten more and more popular, they expanded their seating to a covered outdoor area, which provides much more room for bigger groups.

Expanded Seating at Paradise Point
Breakfast!

I took an early morning drive from Lexington to Bardstown on the Bluegrass Parkway and then exited off to take US 31E south along the Lincoln Memorial Highway (I’ll have a separate post about this scenic drive coming soon).  Other than seeing Sebrina and John, I really looked forward to indulging in their amazing breakfast offerings. They homemake almost everything there and make a sweet tasty breakfast hashbrown casserole, breakfast burritos, cowboy casserole, a couple of types of quiche and a unique french toast casserole, among other things.  Oftimes, on the weekends, their breakfast items sell out, so, if you wanna try them out, you better get there early.  On weekends in the summer, they open at 8 AM CDT.

Breakfast Menu
My favorite is the Hashbrown Casserole
Hashbrown Casserole
French Toast Casserole
French Toast Casserole is yummy too.
Serving Breakfast and goodies
Yes, they have good coffee
Bakery items like brownies, cookies and pies … yum

Along with breakfast, you can pick up some of the other goodies that are bakery items, such as huge cookies, mouth watering pies and other goodies.  After breakfast I was too full to even think about trying these, but they too looked sooooo good!

They also have a huge selection of drinks to wash the breakfast and sweets down, so no need to worry about that either.  And, for the coffee lovers out there, they have some high quality coffee products.  I am not a coffee drinker, but I have heard good things from others about the coffee.

Need a brownie? Look at these!
Me Want Cookie
Look at that pie….yummiferous
Hot Dogs

The last two times I visited, it was in the morning and so I could not try out John’s hot dogs, so I stuck around until hot dog time to try one out.  They have a huge following for their hot dogs so I really had to try one and I loved it.  Me..I am a mustard and hot dog kinda guy, so that’s what I did.  I kicked myself after leaving…should have gotten a couple of the long road trip back.  I will certainly do that.

The Hot Dog thingamajigger
Best Hot Dog
Buns
Yum!
Get your Hot Dog ticket inside and then go get the goodies outside
Hot Diggity Dog
Yummiferous
John sports the Hot Dog shirt
Eat your hot dogs in their big area
John Erskine Art

Of course, food is only a small part of the Paradise Point experience!  The marketplace has a great variety of quirk, color and whimsy, all sprinkled with happiness and joy and love in their shop. From the colorful car and mural enhanced semi trailer, among other things, in the parking lot and adjacent junk and art area to the overwhelming amount of eye-candy merchandise on the inside, this place is a shoppers paradise.  John Erskine is an artist and all sorts of his joy-inspiring art is available for sale in the store, along with other unique things…including Sumoflam books!!!

Here is a menagerie of what you can see at Paradise Point.  Hope you can get down there and have a fun time.

The Art Car gets changed every year. This year its extra colorful
Don’t Postpone Joy is a continual theme throughout the place
Greetings from Paradise Point!
No naughty allowed…be nice or leave
This is where it needs to stay!!
Need a bathroom?
Be warned! Only 3 guys allowed in the rest room at a time
Bathroom Door
More art by John
Be Happy
Patriotism
Used to eat Milky in Japan all the time—so fun to see a can in the middle of reural Kentucky
Lots of fun stare down opportunities
Don’t Forget Ice Cream
Always make someone’s day
Next to a lake…boat ride anyone? Great companions
Wait a minute!! I know this guy!! His books are for sale at Paradise Point!
Get it? (Yes, there are many Amish down in these parts)
Did I mention the Hot Dogs?
Not sure what this is, but they have it Paradise Point!
Need a sign? They have them. And stickers too!
CUSTOM Love Bigger and Don’t Postpone Joy t-shirts are available here
Yes, it makes me happy!

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