AtoZ Challenge 2021 – Signs Signs – The P 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 P. 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.

P is the perfect letter for this post. Ponder about the peculiar, prosperity, paradise and even peeing….but let’s start from a good place….

This way to Paradise – Washington

Welcome to Paradise – Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

and one of my favorite Paradise places is Paradise Point Marketplace here in Kentucky. Owners are fabulous, they have some amazing things, quirky treasures, unique art and even some random junk!  Heck, they even sell my books!!

Paradise Point Marketplace – Scottsville, Kentucky

Welcome to Paradise Point Market Place

Keeping in Kentucky, there is an organization that brings in some of the best mural and graffiti artists.  I might as well give them a P Plug –

PRHBTN – Lexington’s Premiere mural organization

And now some of the odds and ends from around the country

Famed Pink Elephant Car Wash in Seattle, Washington

The JC Penney Mother Store – yep, the very first one – Kemmerer, Wyoming

Purple Heart Trail – Nebraska

Paris Lanes – Paris, Texas

Please Do Not Feed Wildlife – Point Defiance Park – Tacoma, Washington

Putman’s One Stop Bait Shop – Rogersville, Alabama

Pintler Veteran Memorial Scenic Highway – Montana

Pigtown – a district in Baltimore, Maryland

Welcome to Punkyville – Falmouth, Kentucky

Portway Tavern – Astoria, Oregon

Petrified Forest National Park – Holbrook, Arizona

Painted Desert Visitor Center – Petrified Forest National Park – Holbrook, Arizona

Punkin Center Market / Dragon 318 – Maryville, Tennessee

Purple Haze – Lexington, Kentucky

Pike Place – Seattle, Washington

Pike Place Public Market – Seattle

Prairie Dog Town – Wind Cave National Park South Dakota

Sure…why not add a couple of the cuties…

Then there is the Purple Fiddle – a unique eatery and hostel in the small town of Thomas, West Virginia

Their old canoe turned into a sign at Purple Fiddle

P’maws Bait Shack in Pierre Part, Louisiana. Another quirky little shop on Highway 43

Pecos Theatre – Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Pal’s Sudden Service – Bristol, Tennessee

Pigtail Bridges – Keystone, South Dakota

A view of the actual Pigtail Bridges in South Dakota. Rarely seen around the U.S.

Pat’s King of Steaks is a great Philly Cheese Steak – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The evening sign – Pat’s and Pepsi together

Papa Joe’s Stop & Go is a gas station in the middle of nowhere Utah – Crescent Junction, Utah

Pine Tree Restaurant – Shelton, Washington

And then there are the Peculiar places….

Welcome to Peculiar, Missouri

A Peculiar Drive In – Peculiar, Missouri

A Peculiar Elementary School – Peculiar, Missouri

First Church of Peculiar – A Peculiar Church in Peculiar, MO

And let’s not forget…A Peculiar Water Tower

And there is even a Peculiar Police Car

Speaking of peculiar, it is getting common to find signs referring to peeing.  Naturally, on long road trips we may need to make a trip…

Needing To Pee? – Real Goods Solar Store – Hopland, California

No Peein’ off the Porch at Wild Things of Kentucky in Slade, Kentucky

You can even PP by the Teepee in Winslow, Arizona

No Pee on hands – Uranus, Missouri

 

And I can’t forget some of the many places that begin with the letter P

Welcome to Pennsylvania

And since I am in Pennsylvania….

Welcome to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

And the best of Philly — back to Pat’s!! – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

And then there is Prosperity, Pennsylvania

And across the country over to California

Pfeiffer Beach, California

Port Orford, Oregon

Port Orchard, Washington

Port Orchard, Washington

Welcome to Pascagoula, Mississippi

Pierre Part, Louisiana — Home of the hit TV Show “Swamp People”

And yes! I got to visit with the Swamp People star Troy Landry. Go ahead…Choot Him!!

Paducah, Texas (named after Paducah, Kentucky believe it or not)

Let’s stay in Texas a moment…

Prosper, Texas

Ponder, Texas

Punkin Center, Colorado

Pochahontas, Illinois – Home of Gretchen Wilson

Philipsburg, Montana

And there is the tale of all of the places named Paris.  Here are four of them I have been to.

Paris, Ontario – I actually lived here temporarily in 2008 for a job

Paris, Tennessee

Paris is a nice town not far from Lexington, Kentucky

Paris, Texas – Home to the Cowboy Hat topped Eiffel Tower

The Cowboy Hat tower in Paris, Texas

You may want to check out my post about the Eiffel Tower competition between Paris, Texas and Paris, Tennessee.  You can see it here: https://lessbeatenpaths.com/2014/08/the-two-towers/

And to close this post out, how about a little (or actually BIG) Paul Bunyan section…

Paul Bunyan Sign in Three Rivers, California

 

Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty – Minocqua, Wisconsin

Paul Bunyan at Trees of Mystery – Klamath, California

Paul Bunyan – Bemidji, Minnesota – Built in 1937

I have some great Paul Bunyan stories in my books!

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2 thoughts on “AtoZ Challenge 2021 – Signs Signs – The P Signs #atozchallenge

  1. John Holton

    The Pike Street Market is a great place. I spent two weeks in Seattle, and that was the high point of the trip, especially watching them throw the fish back and forth…

    Hey, isn’t Klamath Falls in Oregon?

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