Category: Sights from the Road

A Gorgeous Coca-Cola Ghost Sign in York, Pennsylvania

A Gorgeous Coca-Cola Ghost Sign in York, Pennsylvania

I’m pretty sure I became aware of this ghost sign in York, Pennsylvania from reading Wendyvee’s great blog, Roadside Wonders. It’s been pinned on my Google Map for years.

When I pulled up to take pictures, a man across the street stood and watched me with a big smile on. I wonder if people who live with such things day in, day out, even notice them anymore. Or, do they become a source of neighborhood pride? Probably both.

Location:
York, Pennsylvania
https://goo.gl/maps/bjvdKhN9ViB2

Harley-Davidson Mural – York, Pennsylvania

Harley-Davidson Mural – York, Pennsylvania

York, Pennsylvania has many murals scattered about the city. One that was pinned to my map to visit is the Harley-Davidson Tradition by Michael Svob. As you can imagine any public art related to motorcycling gives a tug at the ole heartstrings.

York has hosted a Harley-Davidson plant since 1973. They offers tours where visitors can get a glimpse of the assembly and manufacturing process.

Location:
https://goo.gl/maps/v2EWPjZpXby

Pennsylvania: Double Mail Pouch Barn Goodness

Pennsylvania: Double Mail Pouch Barn Goodness

Just a hop, skip and a jump up the road from Pennsylvania’s great welcome sign, I serendipitously saw a double Mail Pouch barn. Aside from the two visible sides in the picture, the small barn also had a Mail Pouch ad on the side facing the big barn.

I seem to say that word a lot; serendipitously. But that’s how it feels when one of the uncommon things that I appreciate makes itself known to me. Sometimes it feels like I was meant to see it. Maybe I just have my antenna up and tuned in to my interests all the time.

Location:
https://goo.gl/maps/Pgg2rdmrMeJ2

Great Sign: Welcome to Pennsylvania

Great Sign: Welcome to Pennsylvania

Over the course of a lifetime, we pass lots of welcome signs. They’re on stores and parks, at state and country borders. I like stopping to document the border crossings with photos.

As my friend Jamie mentioned recently, in addition to the welcome sign, some states will also follow up with some “no” signs – no littering, no radar detectors, no transporting cantankerous llamas across state lines. In other words, no fun. Those follow-up signs can be unwelcoming.

While entering the state of Pennsylvania from Maryland, I saw this great welcome sign message: Pursue your happiness.

Pennsylvania is doin’ it right!

Location:
https://goo.gl/maps/9UhD9wX8YrE2

Gorgeous Coca-Cola and Mail Pouch Ghost of Winchester, Virginia

Gorgeous Coca-Cola and Mail Pouch Ghost of Winchester, Virginia

File this firmly under the Things I Love category.

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I first got wind of this ghost while scrolling through states on Dr. Ken Jones’ fantastic American Ghosts site. It is an awesome resource for adding punctuation marks to my rides.

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What I particularly love, beside the combination of the two brands is that the Mail Pouch ad has the circular seal-like image with a mail pouch on it. Most of the ads I see do not.

This is an example of a more legible version from Carnegie, Pa.

Often I find that photos will allow me to see things about these ads that the naked eye does not. That means I get to keep discovering long after my visit.

Location:
Winchester, VA 22601
https://goo.gl/maps/Jo8ZEukPbKs

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