Needless to say, I am a tenacious traveler. I try to track down every nook and cranny on the back roads of this terrific country. From the twisted and tortuous mountain roads to the tall tree-lined highways, I am always tempted to go yet another mile. I hope you will enjoy some of the T Signs I discovered in my 2018 travels. Enjoy the Read. Enjoy the Ride.
Telephone, Texas was a surprise for me. Didn’t know this town was here, but it was on my way north to Oklahoma from Fort Worth (on country back roads of course!) When I got to the small community of about 200, I was thrilled to see the “Telephone Travel Stop.” It was a small motel with an attached laundry room + rest room (much needed!).
Timberline Motel, Peshastin, Washington
Saw this classic motel sign in Peshashtin, Washington on US Hwy 2, just east of Leavenworth, Washington. The motel is now closed, but the lovely vintage sign remains.
Totem Pole Trading Post, Rolla, Missouri
Route 66 has many Trading Posts and tourist stops. The Totem Pole Trading Post is apparently the oldest one in Missouri and sits in Rolla, Missouri on US Highway 66. Great old sign! The history of the place says that in 1933 Harry Cochrane opened up the first Totem Pole Trading Post on Arlington Hill just 10 miles to the west of the existing location. The location included both a gift shop and a tourist camp. It changed hands around 1950. It is still in business today. Fun fun fun
In my S post I mentioned Starved Rock State Park. Tonica, Illinois is on the south end of the region. Nothing special. Just a nice sign. Tonica is located just off of Interstate 39 and US Highway 51.
Texas Plaza, Decatur, Texas
In my P post for this series, I mentioned the Petrified Wood Gas Station. The Texas Plaza sign is for the entire complex, including the old tourist camp, the cafe and the station
Like what you see? Well, there is lots more! I currently have two books about offbeat and quirky places to take on your road trips. You can see both of my books at http://amzn.to/2ks6fQZ. Working on Book 3, coming in late Spring 2019!!