AtoZ Challenge 2020 – 8154: An Epic Road Trip – The Q Stories #atozchallenge

In early 2020 I traveled across the country with  the course of three weeks.  My A to Z posts this year will have the “8154” theme, which will also be the title of my forthcoming new book that will document the epic road trip.  Each entry will highlight a few stories with photos based on the alphabet and not the order of the trip.  I hope you will enjoy this bouncy ride across the back roads of America.  Please enjoy the Q Stories. (all photography by David “Sumoflam” Kravetz)

There are not many places that fit within the Q Stories category.  But, we did have a nice visit to Quitaque, Texas.

Quitaque, Texas

Quitaque is a small community of a little over 400 near the Texas Panhandle.  The town is located along Texas State Highway 86.  The townspeople pronounce the name of the town “Kitty Quay.”

The town prides itself as the “Official Bison Capital of Texas” because of the large bison ranch nearby and includes the official Texas Bison Herd.

Welcome to Quitaque

Downtown Quitaque, Texas

Large Bison mural in Quitaque

Another large mural in Quitaque

The Quitaque Water Tower…well, water tank anyway

Some Quick Shots from our Trip (none of them with a Q)

I took over 2500 photos on this road trip.  Here are a few random “QUICK” shots from the trip that wouldn’t be included otherwise.

Old Coca-Cola Machine in White Horse, Wyoming

Davey, Nebraska

Menu Sign at Big Sky Brewing Tap House in Missoula, Montana

Getting In-N-Out Burgers in Novato, California

Interstate 90 Scene near Superior, Montana

Signs near Lost Hills, California on CA Hwy 41

Hot Baths sign in Davenport, Washington

Drooling Buffalo at Custer State Park in South Dakota

Bigfoot in Langlois, Oregon

Tightwad Bank sign in Tightwad, Missouri

Old Texas Border sign near Vivian, Louisiana

Norbeck Byway Sign on US Route 16A near Custer, South Dakota

Long Highway near Searchlight, Nevada

Be Happy License Frame in Santa Cruz, California

Motel Room Beds at Rainbow Motel in Alliance, Nebraska

Route 66 Sign in Moriarty, New Mexico

Fun sign in Philipsburg, Montana

Antelope Relaxing in Custer State Park, South Dakota

Big Whale Mural in San Francisco

Festive Horse in Leavenworth, Washington

Sign at a gas station in Coeur D’Alene Idaho

Mural in Worms, Nebraska

Bald Eagle near Gillette, Wyoming

Family at the Grand Canyon

Old Truck in Waterville, Washington

Snow Geese migration near Dimmitt, Texas

Sunset over the Pacific Ocean near Big Sur, California

Alien in Uranus, Missouri

Usually Open sign at Ohrmann’s near Drummond, Montana

Sheriff Art in Taylor, Nebraska

Yummy sushi at Mizu Hibachi Grill in Seattle

Montana Highway 1 near Opportunity, Montana

George Washington at Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota

Restroom Sign in Alliance, Nebraska

Enjoying the Ride!


I am currently working on my FOURTH book, titled “8154” to represent the mileage of my epic road trip with family.  You can visit my Amazon Author Page to see my other books at


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