Well, the Blogging Challenge is winding down. It has been a wild and wacky challenge for me.
Through the month I have provided readers with a wide variety of wonderful signs which I wandered upon during the year. As I do with all of my posts, I try to be witty and wry in my presentation. I hope that I have brought out the wanderlust in my readers as well. This post will be all about Welcome Signs. Please now enjoy my special edition of W Signs from my travels over the years. Enjoy the Read. Enjoy the Ride.
Welcome Signs Everywhere!
I love feeling welcome in places! Perhaps one of my bigger “collections” of place signs along the highways of America are the Welcome signs to states, communities and places. Here are just a few of the dozens and dozens have wandered upon in my travels. This post features welcome signs taken from 2005 to present. Want everyone to feel Welcome.
We all know who is really Nice! Nice, CA
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!!
In 2018 I will feature a random (yet alphabetical) selection of photos I have taken from my nearly 20 years of back roads travel in the United States and Canada. I may even throw in a few random shots from other trips to Japan, Mexico and the Philippines. My theme is called America’s Back Roads: A Grab Bag of Places in Pictures.
Aliens on a Coke Machine – Roswell, New Mexico
Airstream Factory – Jackson Center, Ohio
Alder Lake Tree Stumps – Elbe, Washington
Adair Smiley Water Tower – Adair, Iowa
Antique Archaeology – LeClair, Iowa
You know the place from TV – Home of American Pickers!
Antelope Sightings on the Road – Colorado and Wyoming
A unique town name. A fun place on the Mississippi River and the Blues Highway (Route 61)
An outdoor hot spring spa – Amagase, Japan
Yep, shed the clothes and hop into the roadside spa. I did this for a Japanese TV show in 1988.
Appalachian Trail Mural – Damascus, Virginia
Agate Fossil Bed National Monument – Harrison, Nebraska
Wild Horses in Assategue National Seashore – Berlin, Maryland
Armadillo Palace – Houston, Texas
Atomic City, Idaho
American Gothic House – Eldon, Iowa
Ada Covered Bridge – Ada, Michigan
Amish Country – Intercourse, Pennsylvania; Charm, Ohio; Arthur, IL
Fun Tourist Trap – Akela Flats – Deming, New Mexico
Antler Arch – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Arthur Bryant’s BBQ – Kansas City, Missouri
American Falls – Niagara Falls, New York
Arrowleaf Balsamroot – Craters of the Moon, Idaho
If you like what you see, you may want to check out my book: Less Beaten Paths of America: Unique Town Names, available on Amazon. My second book, Less Beaten Paths of America: Quirky and Offbeat Roadside Attractions, will be available in late April or early May 2018. Click on the photo below for more details or to get a copy of the book.
New Book Update!!! For those of you interested in my forthcoming book “Less Beaten Paths of America: Unique Town Names,” here are some updates! The chapters are all done – 22 of them.
I am making some final edits, doing the acknowledgements, and a few other things. It has more than 100 pages and covers more than 35 unique places. I am attaching a sample Chapter on Alligator, MS so you can see the format. Please make sure to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the mailing list for more updates.