Archive for the ‘ODDS&SODS’ Category

Movies Under the Bridge, Poland, Ohio

Movies Under the Bridge, Poland, Ohio
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. I WAS IN Poland, Ohio in July taking photos for a story (Summer Vacations at My Grandma’s House by Julia Munroe Martin) when I met a local who showed me the bridge over Yellow Creek. At first glance, this bridge is nothing special. Sure,...
October 10th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, QUIRKY PLACES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Rock City and The Legendary View from Mt. Diablo, California

Rock City and The Legendary View from Mt. Diablo, California
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. Here’s what happened. (Beware the travel story that starts with “Here’s what happened.”) One morning, I hear a guy on NPR say that if you stand on top of Mt. Diablo, you can see more of the earth’s surface than...
September 30th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, QUIRKY PLACES, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Funky Signs: Our Church is Like…

Funky Signs: Our Church is Like…
From guest contributor Leah of Leah Travels. Photo Copyright © Leah. This photo was taken in or near Lake Charles, Louisiana by ardent traveler Leah during her current road trip. That same day, she tweeted: Famous trees of Oak Valley Plantation, and Nottoway Plantation . . . the Old South harkens. #Louisiana...
September 26th, 2011 | FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Funky Signs: Mr. Bacon in Jail Alley

Funky Signs: Mr. Bacon in Jail Alley
Photos Copyright © Patrick Ross. Captions by Patrick Ross. My friend Patrick Ross from The Artist’s Road blog recently returned from a family vacation in central and western Virginia. Throughout the trip his travel companion, Mr. Bacon, seized every opportunity to upstage the local signage. Feature...
September 2nd, 2011 | FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Arcata, California: Marching to the Beat of Its Own Drum

Arcata, California: Marching to the Beat of Its Own Drum
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. I’VE BEEN PUZZLING over what to say about Arcata, California, which is where I’ve stayed both times I visited Humboldt County, about 300 miles north of San Francisco. I could call it a university town and that would...
August 26th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Interesting Towns, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More

Caboose Motel

Caboose Motel
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. THE CABOOSE MOTEL is a popular tourist attraction in Titusville, Pennsylvania. And not just because different-colored, rustic cabooses all strung together make for a cute motel idea. Titusville is home of the Drake Well Museum, highlighting...
May 30th, 2011 | STAFF, HOTELS & MOTELS, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More

Funky Signs: Exit Only or the Empire Will Crush You

Funky Signs: Exit Only or the Empire Will Crush You
Story by Milli Thornton. Photo Copyright © Brian Williams. THAT DARTH VADAR gets around. Here he is policing traffic at a drive-through liquor store attached to Mike’s Circle Grocery in Deerfield, Ohio. Mike’s is right on the roundabout in the middle of town. It’s tricky enough pulling...
May 18th, 2011 | STAFF, FUNKY SIGNS | Read More