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

I have fallen a few days behind on my A to Z posts this year, but I will get them all.  This year I am doing signs that I have seen across the country.  This post will feature signs associated with the Letter R. 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.

I am gonna start off big time with this one – lets get some Restroom signs in here.  Y’all know that on a road trip, a pit stop or restroom break becomes imperative after a few hours.  Well, I have gotten a chuckle out of some of the ones I have seen over the years.  Check these out!

The sign at The Thing in Dragoon, Arizona is one of my all-time favorites!

Restroom Sign – The Thing in Dragoon, Arizona
Bathroom Humor – Keep the Restroom Clean – Seen at the Story Inn in Story, Indiana
Bathroom sign in Davenport, WA (Part 1) – Restrooms for customers only
Restroom Key – Davenport, Washington — I obviously purchased something and became a customer.
Whatever you are….wash your hands. COVID is floating around. Restroom sign with an alien.  Saw this in Cuba, Missouri
Now becoming more common. I chuckle with the half-dress and half-pants character. – I have seen this and similar signs in numerous restrooms across the U.S.

I have a Big Moon…so I am happy that they had a Big Moon Restroom

Big Moon Restroom – Alliance, Nebraska
Restroom Sign at The Shack Burger Resort in Cypress, Texas
Restroom Sign – Star Pizza – Houston, Texas
Sapp Brothers in Nebraska City, Nebraska claims to have the Cleanest restrooms on I-29
Jungle Jim’s has unique restrooms – the doors are really misleading and, when opened, lead you into an elaborate and huge restroom area. Also, you can sit on their privy for a nice out-house shot if you want – Fairfield, Ohio

In my P post, you saw the Need to Pee? sign that I posted from Hopland, California.  Below is the rest of the story!

Weird Restrooms sign – Real Goods – Hopland, California
This is one of their weird restrooms

Saw this one at an antique shop in Tightwad, Missouri.  This was in the midst of the COVID pandemic and many were actually closed.

We all like to know the Restroom is open!

Some places make sure the restrooms are easy to see!

Colorful restroom area at Sharkheads in Biloxi, Mississippi
A men’s room fit for a Chief – at a gas station in Ashland, Montana in the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation
Surfer Bathroom – Aberdeen, Oregon
Toilet Sign at the DFW Elite Toy Museum in Haltom City, Texas
Another sign from that renowned restroom in Davenport, Washington
Team Members was wash hands sign at Hurts Donut in Katy, Texas (read the sign carefully)
Restroom at RM Brooks General Store in Rugby, Tennessee
Restroom at the Tavern of Little Italy in Cleveland, Ohio

Maybe you are into outhouses?  How about this double-decker outhouse in Booger Holler, Arkansas?

Double Decker Outhouse in Booger Holler, Arkansas

If you saw my post on P signs, I noted the PP by the TP in Winslow.  Well, here it is!  And the second photo shows you where you can actually PP by the TP!

PP by the TP – Here it is! – Winslow, Arizona
There it is – a portapotty by the Teepee.

And Kentucky has a very famous outhouse —

Penn’s Privy is at Penn’s Store in Gravel Switch, Kentucky
If you are in downtown Fort Worth near the stockyards, the cowboy will lead you to the restroom

And finally, one last Privy shot from Slade, Kentucky – Sitty Hall  And it is a two-seater!

Sitty Hall in Slade, Kentucky

OK enough restrooms I think…how about a few more random R signs

Raymond, Washington – a nice town
Welcome to Rayne, Louisiana
Reminderville, Ohio
The Rusty Rooster Resale Shop – Elmore City, Oklahoma
Rustic Rose Mercantile – Comanche, Oklahoma
Ranch House BBQ – Olympia, Washington
Welcome to Rabbit Hash, Kentucky
Rabbit Hash General Store in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky (it burned down and has since been rebuilt)
Robert’s Western World – Nashville, Tennessee
Redwood National and State Parks – Northern California
The Old Roxy Theatre in Newton, Mississippi
Romance General Baptist – Romance, Missouri
Real Quiet Lane – Lexington, Kentucky
Welcome to Real Goods – Hopland, California
Red Bluff, California
Roll On In Sushi Burritos – Cincinnati, Ohio
Rover, Arkansas Post Office
Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co. – Elbe, Washington
Russell’s Travel Center – Moriarty, New Mexico
Riverside, Iowa – the Future Birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk
Welcome to Rexburg, Idaho
Red River Gorge near Slade, Kentucky

Well, I RUSHED through the Rs.  I hope you enjoyed them.  Now, maybe you want to READ MORE?
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