The other USA bucket list stuff
So, a blog buddy showed me a link to weird and wonderful things to view in the USA courtesy of Roadside America. It’s bloody ace for stuff that’s a bit less obvious and a bit more off the beaten track, and so my bucket list is getting longer and longer…
So, what’s making the grade?
The big pencil stuck in the wall in Baltimore, Maryland
America’s Oldest Road Sign To Get Back On A Road, Maryland
Ouija Board Inventor’s Tombstone, Maryland
Stonehenge Gated Community, California
Cowboy Town and Memorial
There is so much offbeat stuff to choose from, I’ve spent hours pouring over the site. It’s good to find some kooky stuff, a little bit less full-on tourist.
Marmite and Bovril
I’m bringing back Bovril from the UK and a lot of my Brit chums say ‘What’s that then?’. Like Marmite, say I, except beefy. Some of them have never heard of it! I thought it was a stalwart in the Second World War and handed down through generations as a warming drink or on your toast, but obviously not!
Anyhow, I’m not bringing back Marmite, no because I don’t like it (I do), but because it is available in the States. Recently though, it’s been getting a bit of a rough deal owing to a new ad campaign released in the UK. Love it or hate it (as the Marmite slogan goes)?
Last day in the UK
So, back to the USA tomorrow and I am looking forward to it. So much to do, so much to see, so much to achieve. The USA does offer so many opportunities.
But the UK has been beautiful – it’s made the trip to have had such good weather (and I hear a heatwave is on its way again!!).
It’s been interesting to compare and contrast the two countries again; it’s really made me think and appreciate things so much more on both sides. I am so fond of the UK and the USA, but for different reasons (and I still maintain I prefer driving in the USA, but the veges ARE cheaper in the UK! 😉 )
Can’t believe that this is blog 200! Wowsers!