I’ve Been Everywhere – Part II: Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

I’ve Been Everywhere – Part II: Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

Arizona, Backroads Discoveries, Birds, Colorado, Horses, Marc Manning Photography, Missouri, Place Names, Route 66, South Dakota, Squirrels, States and Provinces, Travel Apps, Trinity Music Productions, Wildflowers
[caption id="attachment_832" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Sumoflam's Signs[/caption] One of the norms of driving the back roads of America are the town signs.  Anyone that drives any roads typically sees hundreds of them.  Of course, some are pretty typical town names, but, there are many that aren't typical.   Here are a few "descriptive" town name signs that I have picked up along the less beaten paths of America.  I have written about some of these places, but now we can "compare." I would like to say I have made it to all of the strange and wacky town places, but indeed I have not.  Here is one non-definitive list from infoplease.com.  Here are a couple more links to the topic - Top 10 Worst Named Cities, Bad Names for Towns, Interesting Town…
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I’ve Been Everywhere – Part I: The Collector

I’ve Been Everywhere – Part I: The Collector

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Place Names, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
[caption id="attachment_26" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Am I Normal? Who knows?[/caption] As far back as I can remember, I have been fascinated with statistics and numbers.  I have also been a collector.  As a young fifth-grader in Dallas in the late 1960s, I was already obsessed with statistics.  I looked at baseball boxscores daily and kept my own tabulations of most homeruns, doubles, RBIs, etc.  I also had a huge collection of bottlecaps from sodas.  I would pick them up a couple of times a week at the 7-11 (which in those days was really open from 7 AM to 11 PM).  I had bags of them and would lay them out in the driveway and count the various types...Coke and Pepsi were always the clear leaders, followed by Dr. Pepper, 7-UP…
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People Shots from My Travels – Part II: Cebu, Philippines

People Shots from My Travels – Part II: Cebu, Philippines

Backroads Discoveries
[caption id="attachment_647" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Motorbike Quartet - near Cebu[/caption] In 2006 and 2007 I took two trips to Cebu, Philippines while I was working for Lexmark.  During these trips of 2 weeks and 6 weeks, I spent the evenings and weekends either visiting places in the city or else taking road trips on the island or boat trips to nearby islands.  During these trips, I took a number of candid photos of people.  Following are some of my favorites, with a few descriptions. [caption id="attachment_688" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Bohol Truck - Bohol Island[/caption] [caption id="attachment_686" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Family - Bohol Island[/caption] We saw this guy tear up the outer skin of a coconut completely with his teeth.  This is one of a series of shots I got of him doing it.…
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