A Grab Bag from America’s Back Roads – The Q Things #AtoZChallenge

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.


Not many Q items, so I may just add a few QUIRKY places & things!

The Hobbit Hole – a unique and quirky shop in Fayetteville, WV

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop in Seattle is a must see stop for the lovers of the offbeat and quirky

Lovely quirky Airstream in Austin, TX

The Mushroom House in Hyde Park area of Cincinnati

Porter’s Sculpture Park, Montrose, SD

Lions and tigers and eagles Oh My – our first offbeat attraction at Wilson’s Gift Shop in Ansted, WV – August 1995

The Thing’s Outhouse — Great Seats Available – Dragoon, Arizona

The Outhouse Gift Shop – Ronks, PA

Booger Hollow Double Decker Outhouse – Booger Hollow, Arkansas

Quan Am Statue – Sugar Land, Texas

Giant 72′ tall Quan The Am Bo Tat statue in Sugar Land, TX

Sumoflam at Quan The Am Bo Tat

A view of the Quan The Am Bo Tat as she overlooks the gardens

Quartzsite, Arizona

The Grave Marker for Hi Jolly in Quartzsite

Quartzsite, AZ

Quicksand, Kentucky

Quicksand Bridge in Kentucky

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.

Books 1 & 2