AtoZ Challenge 2021 – Signs Signs – The B Signs #atozchallenge

Welcome to another year of the AtoZ Challenge.  This year I am doing signs that I have seen across the country.  This post will feature signs associated with the Letter B.  ENJOY THE RIDE!

We can’t avoid signs.  They are everywhere.  Advertisements, informational signs, directional signs, business signs and, sometimes, even humorous and fun signs.  Each of my posts in this years’ challenge will feature a hodgepodge of signs I have come across in my travels.  In most cases, I’ll also note where they were taken.  Some were actually inside of shops or otherwise, so not all will have locations.  I hope you enjoy this fun trip each day of April.

If you have been to Texas you have likely seen or even been to a Buc-ee’s store.  A massive convenience store / gas station / tourist shop.  Well, a guy in Oklahoma apparently wanted to make sure he took advantage of the name, even offering food and amazing Fried Pies (Yes — we stopped and bought three or four — different flavors — for the road!  But, we did not see the famed Buc-ee Beaver there!

Buc-ee’s is always a fun place to stop.  Not only in Texas but also Alabama.

Buc-ee’s in Waller, Texas near Houston

The Famed Buc-ee Beaver in Waller, Texas

Buc-ee’s in Waller has over 100 gas pumps! Yes, it’s huge!

Don’t forget the Beaver Nuggets!

Speaking of Beavers, there is a place Called Beaver Crossing in Nebraska.

Beaver Crossing, Nebraska I looked but I didn’t see any beavers crossing

And then, just down the road from Big Bone Lick State Park in Union, KY, there used to be a Trading Post…

Beaver Lick Trading Post in Beaver Lick, KY — basically a community at an intersection

As mentioned above, Big Bone Lick is only a few minutes from Beaver Lick.  Funny thing is that many years ago on the drive to Cincinnati from Lexington, there was actually an Exit Sign on Interstate 75 that had Big Bone Lick and Beaver Lick on it.  Sadly, I have never been able to locate a photo of the now forgotten roadsign.

Big Bone Lick State Park in Union, KY

Big Bone Lick has some Buffalo (aka Bison) on the site, but there are many more Buffalo opportunities out on the back roads of America.  Here are a few —

Welcome to Buffalo, Wyoming

Buffalo Baptist Church, Buffalo, KY

Buffalo, Wyoming roadsign

Buffalo Are Dangerous sign in Custer State Park, South Dakota

A Slow Buffalo Crossing at Hipp Nursery in Haubstadt, Indiana

This Buffalo welcomes you at the Loretta Lynn Cafe in Buffalo, Tennessee

Moving away from buffalo, how many of you like bacon?  While driving in Oklahoma I came across this place and I DID eat bacon there.

But, I DID NOT try the Bacon Soda that was for sale at the Nipton Trading Post in Nipton, California…

Bacon Soda for sale in Nipton, CA

I am always a sucker for biscuits and gravy.  I loved the fun with this sign at the Sawmill Run Restaurant on Mount Lemmon outside of Tucson, Arizona

Biscuits and Gravy at Sawmill Run Restaurant on Mt. Lemmon in Arizona

Another place to get some good biscuits and gravy is the Old Brooks General Merchandise Store in Rugby, Tennessee.  They also make the world’s best baloney sandwich! Check it out below!

The famed R.M. Brooks fried baloney sandwich with hoop cheese.

You may see a number of posts mentioning the Paradise Point Marketplace in Scottsville, Kentucky.  Well, they make a killer breakfast and also some other yummy baked goods.  They even have a Bakery Sign on the floor.

Bakery sign on the floor at Paradise Point in Kentucky

Do you prefer burgers?  Well, you will see other burger places in this years A to Z posts, but I’ll add this one from Wilbur, Washington today.  I just love this sign!

Old Neon sign for Billy Burgers in Wilbur, WA

Yes, there is a Big Mac Museum in Irwin, PA

World’s Largest Big Mac in Irwin, PA

Or, if you would like a BBQ Sno-Cone how about this place?  What?  Never had a BBQ Sno-Cone?  Neither have I — HA HA HA!!

BBQ Sno-Cones anyone? Hillbilly’s BBQ in Dover, TN

Moving on to other things, there is a unique motel in Davenport, Washington called the Black Bear Motel.  They even have a Brothel upstairs (or so the sign says).

Black Bear Motel in Davenport, WA

Brothel Sign at the Black Bear Motel in Davenport, WA

One of the common things to see across this big country are the Bigfoot signs and statues.  Here are a few I have gathered over the years.

Bigfoot Warning sign at Wild Things of Kentucky in Slade, Kentucky

Bigfoot Crossing in Uncertain, TX

Giant Bigfoot carving in Langlois, OR

Bigfoot Retreat in Uncertain, Texas

Big Foot Road exit on I-90 in South Dakota

Bigfoot Jeep Rentals in Hochatown, Oklahoma

Bigfoot and me at Naches Tavern in Greenwater, Washington

And finally…BEWARE!

Beware…Bigfoot area in Hochatown, Oklahoma

Speaking of Beware, one can find all sorts of beware signs out there…here are just a couple of my favorites.

Beware Sign found on a narrow country road near Lexington, Kentucky

Beware of Snakes at a rest area in New Mexico

And for a little Bathroom Humor…

Bathroom Humor – Story, Indiana

Bathroom Humor — and guess what I did? Taken in Reminderville, PA

Bathroom sign in Davenport, WA

And just a few more B signs from here an there.

Bugtussle General Store in Bugtussle, KY

Bugtussle Blvd – in what used to be Bugtussle, TX

Brothers, Oregon (there is also a Sisters, Oregon, so why not have a Brothers too?)

Support Your Local Bartender sign found in the Wig Wam Pub in Bremerton, WA

Welcome to Bucksnort, TN

Boomarang Diner in Shawnee, OK

Not too far to Boston (unless you are in Oregon!)

Boston is only 3365 miles away from Newport, OR

Belcherville Cemetery in Belcherville, TX

Bethel Saloon in Port Orchard, WA — yes, its a Biker Bar

Bowie, Texas — Home of the Giant Bowie knife (see below)

Giant Bowie Knife in Bowie, Texas

Welcome to Bandon, Oregon.  Its a cool little place on US 101 in southern Oregon.

Well, hope this has not been too boring today.  Speaking of boring….

Boring, Oregon

Boring Fire Department, Boring, Oregon

Boring / Damascus, Oregon Post Office

Check back tomorrow for a few C signs.

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12 thoughts on “AtoZ Challenge 2021 – Signs Signs – The B Signs #atozchallenge

  1. Liam Sullivan

    My family traveled to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks last summer and nothing compares the thrill of seeing bison alongside (or in one case, walking down) the road.

    My dream road trip is to drive along the entire route of US 20 (America’s longest road) from Newport, OR back home to where I live in Boston, MA. So maybe one day I’ll see that Boston 3,365 miles sign. For some reason the Boston terminus of US 20 (which is right by Fenway Park) has no sign mentioning that this an end of America’s longest road or the distance to Newport.

  2. Gail M Baugniet

    Sad comment that the “Buffalos are dangerous do not approach” sign is necessary. And Bacon Soda with Maple Syrup does not sound refreshing! My vote for your best is “B” sign is “Beware of . . . well, just beware.”

  3. Dave Roller

    When I was a missionary in Russia in the earyl 90’s a colleague of mine from another missions organizations headquarters was located in Boring at that time. We always uses to make jokes about going to the Boring office. Thanks for bringing back those memories

    1. David Kravetz Post author

      I am LDS and when I was in Boring I went the church there hoping to see a sign for the Boring Ward. Nope…it’s the Mount Hood Ward. So much for a Boring church!

  4. diedre

    Do you suppose the boulder outside the entrance of I Smell Bacon is there to slow down potential ticket-skippers?
    Who knew Buffalo were dangerous?
    Yikes! The bowie knife…

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