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
Panhandle Plains Wildlife Trail – Muleshoe, Texas
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:

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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