Hi ho. Sebastian here. I have a few photos to share with you that are quite unlike any that I have been in before. You see when I am on the road I keep an eye out for the unusual and sometimes I find it. It’s called Roadside America because, you know, you find these places on the side of the road on your way to somewhere else. By description, they are “offbeat tourist attractions” and sometimes the “offbeat” part is an understatement.
Back just before I was a twinkle in someone’s imagination, they stopped at the famous “Cadillac Ranch” in Amarillo, Texas. I would have loved to have seen that!
Now that I am here, most of the time I get my photo made when we stop, as long as it’s safe and I’m not taking a nap.
The last trip we were on not too long ago we stopped at a couple of places. Here’s the first one which I thought looked rather yummy. An ice cream shop that looks like – drumroll please – an ice cream!
Not too far from that I had my photo made here.
How about now?
What if you back up just a little bit further?
Now I’m so tiny you can’t even see me. I’m just a speck on Abraham Lincoln’s beard. This is a small replica of sorts of Mount Rushmore. We weren’t quite sure what to make of it but hey, not everyone can say they got to sit on ol’ Abe’s beard.
Then I had my picture taken here. Any guesses?
This surely gives it away, right?
It’s a version of The Statue of Liberty.
Not quite as grand at the real one but well, it wouldn’t be called Roadside America if it was. It would be called The Statue of Liberty.
I might as well throw this one in for good measure. This was Presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter’s Cadillac. I think it must have looked a lot grander back in 1973 when it was new.
I’ll be on the road again heading to the teddy bear show very soon and maybe we’ll stumble upon one or two offbeat tourist attractions. If we do, I’ll try to get my picture taken. Wish me luck!