Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Oddments from the road

Driving around U.S. western states (bits of California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and Colorado) I'm seeing a great deal of natural beauty. Future posts will share some of those photos.

But just as much fun are the oddities of the road.

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This purple-coated toreador with golf club and shades turned up in Truckee, CA.

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A women's bathroom at a truck stop in Nevada offered this selection. Get your condoms and essential oils cheap.

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Wendover Will let us know we'd come to his Nevada town.

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The No Worries Cafe outside Park City, UT really was a welcoming place.

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I might have felt some sympathy for this business in Walsenburg, CO -- except that it was a Carl's Jr.

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The builder of Bishop's Castle in southern Colorado is carrying on an argument with building codes, liability laws and the government in general while erecting his odd obsession.

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What's it for? Nobody but possibly Jim Bishop knows. What interested me was that this outlaw edifice appears on many road maps.

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