Tag Archives: Road Trip

Night Fountain…really. (NSFW)

Does the Texan piss roadside? Why yes. Yes, he does. Does the Bear piss in the desert? Click here to find out. Photo: Gay Highwaymen

Emigrant: The Other White Meat?

I came across this delicately-worded plaque commemorating the Donner Party at a snowy highway rest stop on a recent road trip on Route 80, over the Donner Pass. Notice that it says many died…but not all. No mention of how the survivors survived. Also, “emigrant” is misspelled.
(Post title credit: The Texan.)


NY Tollbooth

Northbound toll booth in New York state, with some interesting iPhone/window reflections.
– AidanAbroad

Waterbury, CT: Mosque Under Construction

Just drove by an interesting construction project in Waterbury, CT: a mosque (the walls are blanketed in a particularly loud shade of green plastic sheets), partially obscured by pizza and furniture billboards.


Bug splats: strange sign at a gas station

Bug splats. Seen about 45 min north of Seattle on the 5. I have to say, their drawings aren’t terribly accurate…


Mount Shasta

Sacred mountain to the Winnemem Wintu and other local tribes, as seen from north of Redding, CA. Stays frozen year-round; still snowy and white in July.


Road Trip: Weed, CA

I’m traveling through the Pacific Northwest this week. Here’s a picture from the town of Weed, in the far north of California.


Giggle Springs and other Sights seen in the Nevada High Desert

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Guys in trucks and on bikes, the road to Area 51, shops and signage, life and decay, ghost towns, cacti, Tonopah home of the Stealth, oil and gas, public toilets, a saline lake. Driving north on U.S. 95 in the Nevada High Desert, returning from Smokeout.

Goldfield Ghost Town’s Glory Hole and More

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Glory Hole Antiques, that is. An odd little junk shop with an open door, an interesting inventory, no price tags and no one in sight or within earshot. We put a few dollars in a jar for an old bottle and a small cannonball. Goldfield boomed in the early part of the century, following a 1903 bonanza strike, and was busy until 1940, after which it fell into decline. Few businesses are open or residences occupied now, with vacancy running about 90%. On U.S. Highway 95 in Nevada.

Guys at Truck Stops: Surveilling the Wildlife at a Kansas “Kum N Go”

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Gas stops provide ample opportunity for observing local wildlife in its own environment. These specimens were recorded in mid-May, 2010 in Kansas at a “Kum-N-Go” on the I-80. For a candid photo of the seldom-seen Middle American Humpy Striped Gas-Guzzler, click here.