Sights from the Road: A quick pit stop at Roadside America

Be Prepared to see more than you expect – You’ll be amazed, is what the sign says outside of Roadside America in Shartlesville, Pennsylvania.

Actually, I didn’t even have to venture inside to be amazed. I was amazed that 90 percent of the would-be customers who wheel in to the parking lot off of I-78 don’t immediately peel right out with a rubber-burning screech, doused in the salt of frightened children’s tears when they get a good close-up of the two hideous fiberglass Amish folks that lurk outside.

Scary Amish Statues at Roadside America - Shartlesville, Pa

Oofa, check out the manhands on that broad, eh? I don’t know about you, but when I think of the Amish, menacing is hardly the first character trait that comes to mind. I guess the artist should really be commended for his talent in transforming good old Amos and Mary into two fiendish ghouls hell-bent on a post adolescent, latex fetish fueled rumspringa. Well done.


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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4 Responses

  1. novos says:

    lest we forget the heavy dosage of eye shadow on both of the Amsih…. I actually saw this picture and thought ‘I didn’t know the website had a physical location of wacky things!” but I was wrong.

  2. OG says:

    I have to give you major kudos for crafting a phrase like “latex fetish fueled rumspringa” Now, I just have to find an excuse to thread that expression into casual conversation over at the museum 😀

  3. Doug K. says:

    The guy statue looks like an Amish Michael Jackson. Scary thought.


  4. FUZZ! says:

    As if the Jevohas Witness Michael Jackson wasn’t frightening enough! Eeesh ::shudders::

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