A Roadside Humdinger: Mobile Bacon and the Grassy Lick License Plate Barn

A Roadside Humdinger: Mobile Bacon and the Grassy Lick License Plate Barn

Day Ride Route NotesAt the tail end of our Saturday ride with Kathy in West Virginia, she took us along one of her local favorites – Grassy Lick Rd. I was excited about that because it was on my route from the day before but I missed the turn and missed the road altogether.

As we motored along Grassy Lick we found ourselves behind a swiftly moving pickup truck pulling an open trailer. The bed of the trailer had a layer of hay on it’s floor and something else sitting on top of the hay that I couldn’t quite make out.

The truck was going along at a good clip so we just hung back, enjoying the twists and turns, watching the trailer dance along… wait,… is that… a giant pig?

Yes, Mr. 60mph Trailer-Puller was taking his giant pig out for a drive.

“Mabel, I’ma-gunna take the hawg out fo’ a drive. W’be back ‘fore supper.”

 I can honestly say that was the first time I ever followed a pig through the twisties. ::checks that off bucket list::

Not long after the big pig turned off Grassy Lick Road, Kathy’s turn signal came on.

Well, well, well! What have we here?

Just as she had made a special stop for me to check out a Mail Pouch barn she also included a stop at a license plate covered barn. Is she the greatest? 🙂

license plate barn near romney west virginia

It’s probably a good thing we stopped when we did. Considering the lean on it, it doesn’t look like it is long for this world.

license plate barn

One side of the barn also featured a nice array of hubcaps.

It was really a great roadside specimen. I’m so glad we stopped there 🙂

license plate barn west virginia

Good roads, good roadside stops, good company. That’s the stuff great road trips are made of.

5 Replies to “A Roadside Humdinger: Mobile Bacon and the Grassy Lick License Plate Barn”

  1. Last year, also in WV, I followed an open bed stake truck carrying a few cows. The twisties made them nervous and there was excrement spraying out and flying off the truck. Kept a good distance back, watched for road hazards until I could get by.

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