AtoZ Challenge 2021 – Signs Signs – The M 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 M. 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.

From Moon to Mars to Mystic – there are plenty of places to see signs that begin with the letter M.  So, let’s jump to Moon, Pennsylvania.

Township of Moon in Pennsylvania

And some Moonglow at a Bed and Breakfast in Uncertain, Texas

Moonglow sign in Uncertain, Texas

We can then zoom off to Mars, also in Pennsylvania

Welcome to Mars, Pennsylvania
Mars National Bank – Mars, Pennsylvania

Maybe you’re hungry?  Here are a few places you can get something to eat

Mad Anthony Brewing Company – Auburn, Indiana
Melt Cafe – Cincinnati, Ohio
Mad Greek Cafe – Baker, California
Mud Street Cafe – Eurkeka, Arkansas
Trainer’s Midway Diner – Bethel, Pennsylvania
Mama Santa Fine Italian Food – Cleveland, Ohio
Mystic Pizza – Mystic, Connecticut
Main Street Cafe – Matador, Texas
Miner’s Landing – Seattle, Washington
Mellow Mushroom Pizza in Lexington, Kentucky
Menches Brothers Hamburger – Uniontown, Ohio (They claim to have invented the hamburger!)


and then that famous one from a TV Show….

Mel’s Drive-in – San Francisco
Mel’s Drive-in – San Francisco

Obviously, eating isn’t the only thing with M signs.  How about some of these random places?

Mothman Museum – Point Pleasant, West Virginia
The really strange Mindfield Cemetery in Brownsville, Tennessee
Murray Theatre – Murray, Utah
Muleshoe, Texas
Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge – Muleshoe, Texas
Maxwell House Ad – Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
Old Mobil Gas station – Quitaque, Texas
Morton’s Salt Mural – Nebraska City, Nebraska
Mother Road Souvenirs – Moriarty, New Mexico
Moose Drool Ale – Big Sky Brewing – Missoula, Montana

If you drive in some of the midwestern states you may get lucky and see some of the famed Mail Pouch Barns.  Here are some that I have gotten pictures of.

Mail Pouch Barn – Flemingsburg, Kentucky
Mail Pouch Barn – not sure where I saw this one
Mail Pouch Barn in Friendly, West Virginia
Mail Pouch Barn – Brinkhaven, Ohio
Mail Pouch Ghost Sign – Thomas, West Virginia
Mail Pouch Barn – Hargett, Kentucky

And finally, here are a few of the M towns I have visited over the years

Welcome to Missouri

Marvel, Alabama is a dot on the map.  No sign other than the Marvel Baptist Church sign.  My granddaughter and I actually got Marvel T-shirts to wear at a Marvel Sign.

Marvel, Alabama

In my K signs I mentioned Kremlin, Montana.  Well, I have also visited Moscow in the U.S.

Moscow, Idaho
Mystic, Connecticut
Morgantown, Kentucky – The Catfish Capital of the World
Experience Mendocino, California
Middletown, Ohio
Matador, Texas
Matador Water Tower – Matador, Texas
Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Mt. Lemmon – Tucson, Arizona
Mount Hood Scenic Drive near Portland, Oregon
Mt. Rainier National Park – Washington

And finally this really super place

Metropolis, Illinois – Home of Superman

And you can Make My Day by checking out my books below.

Make Someone’s Day – Paradise Point Marketplace

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3 thoughts on “AtoZ Challenge 2021 – Signs Signs – The M Signs #atozchallenge

  • I see that you haven’t posted since M. I really like your M post. As the Dave next door (I am right above you on the a to z master list) I encourage you to try to catch up with the challenge. We are all enjoying youur great pictures. Have you ever been to Monroe Wisconsin?They have the Green county cheese festival right around labor day. It used to be every other year. I’m not sure if they ever moved it to every year. Sometime in post co-vid life it sounds like the kind of thing you would enjoy.

    • Dave: Thanks for the comments (and the suggestions!!). I am indeed playing catch up. I got M done yesterday. My wife participates in the Sheltowee Trace Challenge… a once a month three day weekend of hiking sections of the Sheltowee Trace (a trail from Tennessee to Northern Kentucky). There are about 100 participants and I am a volunteer support driver and photographer. Takes up a ton of time. Anyway, I WILL be caught up before the month is over. I work full time (ViacomCBS owned and, do side work, write a travel blog, writing my fourth travel book and spend time with grandkids….so, I stay pretty busy. Watch for N later today.

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