Napoleon Fruit Soup, A Ghost Ad and Morning on a Motorcycle
When I left my hotel in Napoleon, Ohio headed east towards home I didn’t really have much of a plan other than go towards where the sun was coming up. I picked up US 6 because it was familiar. Actually, I could follow it almost all the way home if I’d wanted to.
With a quick u-turn to get a better look at a ghost ad I spotted in an alley, I parked on the main drag in Napoleon. A Gold Medal Flour and 7-Up two-fer!
While there, some creeps watched me take pictures.
Before riding away, I pulled up a listing of Roadside America favorites on my GPS to see if there was anything interesting nearby. Huh, a giant can of soup.
And so it was I found myself on the side of the road watching a huge can of tomato soup basking in a glorious sunrise. Life is nothing if not mysterious.
Since a tomato is technically a fruit, the big soup can seemed perfect for today:
Ghosts? I think I will have to steal that idea! 🙂
There are so many beautiful ghost ads/signs around. You might like this site for finding some: http://www.fadingad.com/fadingadblog/
Glad to have you in town! Hope you enjoyed hanging out with us. I’ll stop up stairs and roust those two ‘stiffs’ in the window for you today :).
Ghost ads. Never knew that’s what they were called, but I love to find them on old buildings – a link to the past.
I love ghost ads and anything from the past. Patina or decay adds to their allure.
I’m planning a trip to Detroit next month and hope to wander through PA finding interesting sights like this. I hope there are wooden groundhog statues in Punxsutawney!
Great job capturing fruit. 🙂
I didn’t know those things were called ghost ads. But then, you HAVE been known to make words up. It fits, though.
ShyB, there are lots of groundhog statues in Punxy. 🙂
Very Informative & Interesting article. I really enjoyed reading it.
That’s the powerful post. I have Honda 850 CC. Sometimes I cross the meter of 150 in local roads. Anyways I really enjoy it. Thanks