Exploring my new home state of Washington has led me to discovering lots of fun, unusual, and quirky things. Who knew the 42nd state was such a treasure trove of odd and wondrous wayside curiousities? The more I look--the more I find. Amazing! Woodcarvings of Bigfoot and an Eagle: The furthest part of the state … Continue reading The Roadside Attractions of Washington: Part 2
A Night in the Haunted Manresa Castle Hotel!
As we walked down the hallway on the top floor of the castle, we quietly scanned the room numbers on the doors as we passed by. I don't know what Erich was thinking, but I do know that he had been apprehensive, possibly nervous (scared?) about this little adventure. I was more gung-ho about the … Continue reading A Night in the Haunted Manresa Castle Hotel!
Hayward, CA: Land of the GIANTS!
There are giants in Northern California, and I'm not talking about the giant California redwoods. In an industrial area of Hayward, California there is a refuge of sorts for these giants that once seemingly dominated the land. While there are only a handful left, a few of the lucky ones have found a haven in … Continue reading Hayward, CA: Land of the GIANTS!
The Roadside Attractions of Washington: Part 1
As a recent resident of Washington, I've only just begun to explore this incredible state. However, I'm already discovering some amazing and fascinating (and quirky and strange and...) roadside attractions. Here are some of those first discoveries: Attractions on the Western Section of Highway 2: As it sprawls its was through the mountains, over Stevens … Continue reading The Roadside Attractions of Washington: Part 1
Central California’s Roadside Attractions 2: ODD(itie)S & ENDS
California certainly has its oddities. After the surprising response of my previous post on roadside attractions in and around the Central Valley, I dug into my bag o' tricks to see if I had any others I'd left out. I discovered there was more weirdness here than I realized. With my move to the northwest … Continue reading Central California’s Roadside Attractions 2: ODD(itie)S & ENDS