Towns of America A to Z: The M Towns #atozchallenge

Towns of America A to Z: The M Towns #atozchallenge

A to Z Challenge, Adventure, Alabama, Back Roads, Backroads Discoveries, Big John, Books, Bucket List Trips, Buildings, Barns and Houses, California, Church Signs, Connecticut, Cross Country Road Trips, Dinosaurs, Distilleries, Dragons, Eateries, Family Travel, Found Metal Sculptures, Giant Things, Illinois, Junk-art Sculptures, Kentucky, Large Statues, Less Beaten Paths Books, Lewis and Clark Sites, Louisiana, Montana, Muffler Man, Murals, New Mexico, North Carolina, Offbeat Places, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Place Names, Post Offices, Quirky Things, Roadside Attractions, Roadsigns, Route 66, Saskatchewan, Selfies, South Dakota, Unique Eatery, Wall Art, Washington, Water Towers, Welcome Signs, West Virginia, Wisconsin
There are Many places that Make up towns that begin with the letter M.  I hope to Magnify some of these Marvelous locations in this post. From the town of Many to Metropolis, the home of Superman and on to a Magnificent Menagerie of other M towns, I am sure that you will Marvel at how fun these can be.   ENJOY THE READ!  ENJOY THE RIDE! MARVEL, ALABAMA I have always been a fan of Marvel heroes, so, on a road trip with my granddaughter, we made our way into the very small community of Marvel, Alabama, where there isn't even a green sign by the road to tell you that you are there.  But, there is a church!  So, in our Maarvel t-shirts, we visited Marvel, Alabama! [caption…
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Towns of America A to Z: The B Towns #atozchallenge

Towns of America A to Z: The B Towns #atozchallenge

A to Z Challenge, Adventure, Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas, Back Roads, Backroads Discoveries, Big Cities, Books, Bridges, Buildings, Barns and Houses, Burger Joints, California, Canada, Cities and Towns, Cross Country Road Trips, Delaware, Eateries, Geologic Formations, Giant Things, Idaho, Illinois, Japan, Kansas, Kentucky, Landscapes, Large Statues, Less Beaten Paths Books, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Murals, Nature and Scenery, Nebraska, Offbeat Places, Ohio, Oita, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Philippines, Place Names, Post Offices, Quirky Things, Roadside Attractions, Roadsigns, Selfies, Signs and Billboards, South Dakota, Tersier, Texas, Tourist Traps, Travel Blogging, Travel in Japan, Unique Eatery, Unique Places, US Highway 2, US Highway 212, Wanderlust, Water Towers, Welcome Signs, Whispering Giants, Wisconsin
It's another year and another opportunity to provide a fun VIRTUAL road trip.  For the 2022 A to Z  Challenge, I will be taking you, the readers, to some of the many places I have visited.  Almost every little town to every big city has something unique to offer visitors. I hope to take you to some of these places across the United States, and even to Canada, the Philippines and Japan on some select posts, for a virtual trip to see places you may not know about. Today's post covers a number of towns and cities that begin with the letter B. These are all over the place, including the Philippines and Japan!!  Although I have a ton of B places, here is a small collection for your to…
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AtoZ Challenge 2021 – Signs Signs – The P Signs #atozchallenge

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

A to Z Challenge, Adventure, Alabama, Arizona, Back Roads, Backroads Discoveries, Books, Bridges, Burger Joints, Church Signs, Cross Country Road Trips, Eateries, Elephants, Family Travel, Ghost Signs, Giant Things, Highways and Roadways, Hot Dog Places, Illinois, Kentucky, Large Statues, Less Beaten Paths Books, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, National and State Parks, Historic Sites and More, National Parks, Nebraska, New Mexico, Offbeat Places, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Place Names, Post Offices, prairie dogs, Quirky Things, Roadside Attractions, Roadsigns, Selfies, Signs and Billboards, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Town Names, Travel Blogging, Uncategorized, Unexpected Discoveries, Unique Eatery, Unique Places, Utah, Vintage Neon, Wall Art, Washington, Water Towers, Welcome Signs, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
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…
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AtoZ Challenge 2021 – Signs Signs – The M Signs #atozchallenge

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

A to Z Challenge, Adventure, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Back Roads, Backroads Discoveries, BBQ Places, Books, Buildings, Barns and Houses, Burger Joints, California, Connecticut, Cross Country Road Trips, Family Travel, Ghost Signs, Graffiti Walls, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Less Beaten Paths Books, Mail Pouch Barns, Missouri, Murals, National and State Parks, Historic Sites and More, National Parks, Nebraska, New Mexico, Offbeat Places, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, People Shots, Place Names, Roadside Attractions, Roadsigns, Route 66, Selfies, Signs and Billboards, Tennessee, Texas, Tourist Traps, Town Names, Travel Blogging, Travel with grandchildren, Unexpected Discoveries, Unique Eatery, Unique Places, Utah, Vintage Neon, Washington, Water Towers, Welcome Signs, West Virginia
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…
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AtoZ Challenge 2021 – Signs Signs – The F Signs #atozchallenge

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

A to Z Challenge, Adventure, Alabama, Arkansas, Back Roads, Backroads Discoveries, Books, Burger Joints, California, Canada, Church Signs, Cross Country Road Trips, Eateries, Family Travel, Hot Dog Places, Indiana, Kentucky, Less Beaten Paths Books, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Offbeat Places, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Place Names, Post Offices, Quirky Things, Roadside Attractions, Roadsigns, Route 66, Selfies, Signs and Billboards, Tennessee, Tourist Traps, Town Names, Travel Blogging, Unexpected Discoveries, Unique Eatery, Unique Places, Vintage Neon, Washington, West Virginia
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 F. 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. A friend in need is a friend in deed and it is fun to find some friendliness out on…
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Everywhere a Sign – Some WELCOME Signs From 2018 #AtoZChallenge

Everywhere a Sign – Some WELCOME Signs From 2018 #AtoZChallenge

A to Z Challenge, Adventure, Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Amish Country, Arkansas, Back Roads, Backroads Discoveries, Bike Trails, California, Canada, Colorado, Connecticut, Cross Country Road Trips, Delaware, Family Travel, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Less Beaten Paths Books, Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Murals, Museums, National Monuments, National Parks, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Offbeat Places, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Place Names, Post Offices, Quirky Things, Roadside Attractions, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Tourist Traps, Town Names, Unexpected Discoveries, Unique Eatery, Unique Places, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wall Art, Wanderlust, Washington, Welcome Signs, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Well, the Blogging Challenge is winding down.  It has been a wild and wacky challenge for me. Through the month I have provided readers with a wide variety of wonderful signs which I wandered upon during the year.  As I do with all of my posts, I try to be witty and wry in my presentation. I hope that I have brought out the wanderlust in my readers as well.  This post will be all about Welcome Signs. Please now enjoy my special edition of W Signs from my travels over the years.  Enjoy the Read. Enjoy the Ride. Welcome Signs Everywhere! [caption id="attachment_19874" align="alignnone" width="525"] Welcome to my happy place...traveling everywhere[/caption] I love feeling welcome in places!  Perhaps one of my bigger "collections" of place signs along the highways…
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Everywhere a Sign – Some V Signs From 2018 #AtoZChallenge

Everywhere a Sign – Some V Signs From 2018 #AtoZChallenge

A to Z Challenge, Adventure, Alabama, Back Roads, Backroads Discoveries, Bakeries, Books, Cross Country Road Trips, Eateries, Family Travel, Giant Things, Large Statues, Less Beaten Paths Books, Offbeat Places, Quirky Things, Roadside Attractions, Roadsigns, Selfies, Texas, Unique Eatery, Unique Places
Its a very exciting time when I can visualize a future trip on the back roads of America. I tackle all of my trips with Vim and Vigor.  I feel validated after even the most vexing of trips. As I wind down the month of April and the 2019 blogging challenge, I can see the finish line and can tast victory.  Maybe I will celebrate with Voodoo Doughnuts!! I hope you enjoy some of the V Signs I discovered in my 2018 travels.  Enjoy the Read. Enjoy the Ride. Voodoo Doughnut, Austin, Texas [caption id="attachment_21888" align="alignnone" width="425"] Voodoo Doughnut, Austin, Texas[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21887" align="alignnone" width="435"] Voodoo Doughnut, Cash Only[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21886" align="alignnone" width="525"] Voodoo Doughnut emulating Wall Drug (see below)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_19476" align="alignnone" width="525"] Where the Heck is Wall Drug?[/caption]…
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Everywhere a Sign – Some P Signs From 2018 #AtoZChallenge

Everywhere a Sign – Some P Signs From 2018 #AtoZChallenge

A to Z Challenge, Adventure, Alabama, Back Roads, Backroads Discoveries, Cross Country Road Trips, Eateries, Less Beaten Paths Books, Montana, National Parks, Offbeat Places, Oregon, Quirky Things, Roadside Attractions, Roadsigns, Selfies, Texas, Tourist Traps, Town Names, Unexpected Discoveries, Unique Eatery, Unique Places, US Highway 101, US Highway 191, US Highway 287, US Highway 50, US Highway 6, US Highway 81, Utah, Wanderlust, Washington
Perfection is not something I seek on a road trip.  Play is the key word for me.  Driving from here to there on a back road is like playing.  The game of discovery is so much fun. And I am passionate about the places I venture into, whether it be a small country community on a narrow two-lane road or a big city amid the proud tall-standing buildings.  Pure passionate playfulness. And here are some of the interesting P signs I discovered in my 2018 travels. Enjoy the Read. Enjoy the Ride. Putnam's One-Stop Bait Shop Sign, Rogersville, Alabama [caption id="attachment_21682" align="alignnone" width="525"] Putnam's One stop Bait Shop, Rogersville, Alabama[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21718" align="alignnone" width="525"] Putnam's Shad Guts[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21719" align="alignnone" width="525"] Putnam's Fiddle Worms[/caption] Driving to Houston through Alabama brought…
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Everywhere a Sign – Some M Signs From 2018 #AtoZChallenge

Everywhere a Sign – Some M Signs From 2018 #AtoZChallenge

A to Z Challenge, Alabama, Back Roads, Backroads Discoveries, Books, Car Art, Cross Country Road Trips, Family Travel, Less Beaten Paths Books, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Offbeat Places, Oregon, Place Names, Quirky Things, Roadside Attractions, Roadsigns, Route 66, Tourist Traps, Town Names, Unexpected Discoveries, Unique Places, US Highway 26, US Highway 90, US Highway 97, US Highways, Utah, Vintage Neon
(Editor's Note:  For  my  2019  posts,  I will be posting photos from my travels in 2018.  I visited 26 states and drive over 13,000 miles in 2018.  These posts will feature of few of the road signs and business signs I came across, as well as some stories behind them. ) There are many road signs and store front signs to be seen across this magnificent country.  The endlessly marvelous variety of signs and places always has me camera ready.  Here are some of the Many signs I found along the way, including some that say Many!  Enjoy the Read. Enjoy the Ride. Many, Louisiana [caption id="attachment_21345" align="alignnone" width="525"] Welcome to Many. Not just a few here![/caption] I am always on the lookout for a unique town name and its…
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