Traveling the back roads in the RV we have seen some odd sights. There’s no accounting for peoples taste when it comes to how they dress, or the color they paint their home, or the items they choose to “decorate” their yards. I’m not talking junked cars, abandoned appliances and other assorted trash piled high in the side yard. Unfortunately, that is all too common. I’m talking items people put some effort into, possibly considering it to be humorous or maybe even “art?”
We’ve seen odd roadside businesses, like this “gas station” in Baja, Mexico. I would be worried driving home with my product in the back of the pick up. He didn’t have enough on hand to fill up the RV anyway.
Many of towns we have passed through also work hard to set themselves apart. Large statues seem to be a popular way to tell tourists about the local attractions. We’ve seen:
Large Canadian geese (Wawa, Ontario)
Road runners in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Wally Walleye in Minnesota
And finally in Texas, The giant steer outside The Big Texan restaurant in Amarillo, Texas, where if you eat the 72 ounce steak, appetizer, baked potato, salad, roll and dessert you get it for free. The day we stopped in a 28 year old man, weighing in at 450 pounds had finished the meal in 35 minutes. His comment: “Free always tastes better.” I couldn’t finish that meal in a week.
A final word on Texas oddities. The following sign was on a church in San Antonio. Only in the Lone Star State would this be an issue.