Everywhere a Sign – Some I Signs From 2018 #AtoZChallenge

Everywhere a Sign – Some I Signs From 2018 #AtoZChallenge

A to Z Challenge, Adventure, Arkansas, Back Roads, Backroads Discoveries, Beatles, Books, Cross Country Road Trips, Family Travel, Iowa, Less Beaten Paths Books, Offbeat Places, Oklahoma, Place Names, Roadside Attractions, Roadsigns, Selfies, Unexpected Discoveries, Unique Places, Wall Art, Wanderlust
(Editor's Note:  For  my  2019  posts,  I will be posting photos from my travels in 2018.  I visited 26 states and drive over 13,000 miles in 2018.  These posts will feature of few of the road signs and business signs I came across, as well as some stories behind them.  Enjoy the Read and Enjoy the Ride!) I am always Interested in the Incredible variety of unique places in this expansive country of ours.  Through my over 13,000 miles of travel in 2018 I saw thousands of signs for roads, places, shops, etc.  There aren't too many that begin with the letter I but I did find some...because I had this challenge in mind as I traveled.  So, here are the three or four I signs I found in 2018.…
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April 2018 Cross-Country Road Trip: Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

April 2018 Cross-Country Road Trip: Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

Adventure, Back Roads, Backroads Discoveries, BBQ Places, Bucket List Trips, Burger Joints, Colorado, Cross Country Road Trips, Ghost Signs, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Less Beaten Paths Books, Minnesota, Montana, Murals, Nevada, Offbeat Places, Oregon, Place Names, Quirky Things, Roadside Attractions, Roadsigns, Selfies, South Dakota, Street Art, Town Names, Unexpected Discoveries, Unique Eatery, Unique Places, Utah, Vintage Neon, Wall Art, Washington
[caption id="attachment_20124" align="alignleft" width="225"] Sign post in Broadus, Montana[/caption] One thing that we all see when traveling America's highways is signs.  All kinds of them: road signs, exit signs, mile markers, billboards, "Welcome to Our Town" signs and the massive assortment of business signs from fast food places to local eateries.  Indeed, our eyes and minds are deluges with them! Over the course of my 6000 mile road trip to Washington State and back, I probably saw way more than a sign a mile (on average).  Yes, there are many places with no signs, but then, there are others, such as going through small towns, where they are in abundance. [caption id="attachment_20107" align="aligncenter" width="450"] One of hundreds of Wall Drug signs to be seen on I-90 from as far away…
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April 2018 Cross-Country Road Trip: Peter Toth’s Whispering Giants

April 2018 Cross-Country Road Trip: Peter Toth’s Whispering Giants

Back Roads, Backroads Discoveries, Cross Country Road Trips, Delaware, Giant Things, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Less Beaten Paths Books, Maryland, Montana, Selfies, Unique Places, Utah, Whispering Giants
[caption id="attachment_19665" align="alignleft" width="300"] Whispering Giant by Peter Toth, in Murray, UT[/caption] I have posted about the Trail of the Whispering Giants in earlier posts, but my April 2018 trip afforded me the opportunity to double my visits from the past as I was able to create a route that let me hit six more of them as I traveled west to Washington and then back.  In this post I will feature the new ones I visited, but will also include a brief view of the others I have visited in past years.   [caption id="attachment_19474" align="alignright" width="225"] Whispering Giant of Iowa Falls, IA in Veterans Park, placed in 1999[/caption] Peter "Wolf" Toth, a Hungarian-born sculptor now living in the United States, began creating a series of wooden sculptures to…
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