Quirky road trip themes
Every road trip I take seems to have its own unintended theme, such as witty church marquees, strange billboards, or bizarre town names. In fact, my husband and I are on a road trip right now for which the theme seems to be “Random Vehicles on a Stick.”
Here’s what we’ve seen so far:
Car on a Stick
It all started in Louisiana, when I caught sight of this Ford Fairmont lofted high into the sky as we we whizzed down the road. We weren’t at a good place to stop, so I’m not sure what this particular car was advertising.
Boat on a Stick
Not long after, we saw this aluminum boat on a pole. I think it’s advertising a shop that repairs and sells boat trailers.
Jet on a Stick
And, lastly, down in Florida my husband, Larry, and I saw this jet on a stick. Thanks to the folks at Roadside America, I was able to find information on this particular vehicle. Turns out that it’s a US Navy A4 Skyhawk training jet that was once flown by the Blue Angels.
This “jet on a stick” is located at the westbound rest area in Milton, FL on Interstate 10. We were headed east when we saw it, so maybe we’ll get better photos on our return!
8 Cars on the same stick!
My friend David Sumoflam Kravetz has a photo of 8 – yes 8!!! – cars on the same stick over at his travel blog: Less Beaten Paths. Sadly, even though the quirky sculpture was featured in the movie “Wayne’s World,” it was torn down in 2008.
What about you? Are there any “vehicles on a stick” near you?
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Tui Snider is an author, speaker, and photographer who specializes in North Texas travel, cemetery symbols, and haunted lore. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!”
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