Roadside Americana

Roadside Americana

Sights from the Road: The BFI – Big Freeport Indian

I'm not sure the the F really stands for Freeport, but okay. More info on the big f-n indian: https://www.winterpeople.com/latest-news.asp ...
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Visting the DeLorme Map Store in Yarmouth Maine

Right outside of Freeport in Yarmouth, Maine is the DeLorme map store. If you've travelled I-95 north through Maine, no doubt you've seen the giant globe named Eartha in it's glass house too. We've driven past it for years now but time always has a way of getting away from ...
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ROADSIDE KITSCH: Muffler Man – West Virginia

Out in the wilds of Unger, WV stands a man. A Muffler Man. I finally had my opportunity to visit the Farnham Collossi on the way down to West Virginia this past weekend. He is indeed a perfect specimen. Not to be missed if you're in the area ...
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What the Forks?

I saw this yesterday while we were walking around the East Village. Whew! Good thing he's got a lock on it, eh? ...
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Sights From the Road: The Yaphank Garage

The Yaphank Garage is one of my favorite local buildings. Its all dressed up for the holidays and looking spiffy. Ain't she a beaut? Yaphank.org ...
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Walter’s Hotdog Stand

Along Palmer Avenue in Mamaroneck, NY sits a pagoda that has been servin' up split hotdogs since 1928. Walter's Hotdogs has been in business since 1919, so they must be doing something right. We decided to see for ourselves on Sunday afternoon. Afterall, who could resist eating a hotdog outside ...
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Signs, Signs…

'You know, lotsa people stop to take pictures of that sign.' 'It really is a lovely, old sign.' 'Yea, I guess it is. Thank you.' No, no, ma'am. Thank you for holding on to a piece of fading Americana ...
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Sights from the Road: New F’n Yawk Staw

What do you think they sell in the New York Store? Do you think they sell manuals on the many different ways to tell people to go f*ck themselves, for tourists? How about laminated quick reference cards on 'how to drive like an asshole'? Who could forget 'Flipping other drivers ...
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Gnome on the Grange: World’s Largest Garden Gnome

At 13'6' tall, he lives in Kerhonkson, NY at Kelder's Farm. Unfortunately, I had to shoot into the hazy, hot sun to get his picture, so these images are grossly washed out. They'll have to do for now. I'm sure I'll cross his path again ...
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The Magic Bus

This is precisely why I just carry my camera everywhere I go. You never know what wonderful and ridiculous thing will be coming your way. We were on our way to get a slice of delicious pizza from Fratelli's Italian deli and saw this thing parked in one of the ...
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Wednesday Wanderings

Sometimes when you're in the clutches of that mental state that lives in the fog between sleep and wakefulness, anything seems reasonable. I'm finishing up my month long break in between my old shitty job and my new fabulous one, so I'll just roll with the punches and see where ...
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Postcard: Riverhead, New York – Start Your Engines

Ha! They have school bus racing and demolition derby at Riverhead. I think that'll have to go on my to-do list. When i left the house, the sun was peeking out. The sky was looking pretty red so I've been sitting here all day waiting for a storm to roll ...
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NON MOTO TRAVEL: Clark’s Trading Post

Just came home today from a few days on the road in the car with my daughter. We stopped off at Clark's Trading Post in North Woodstock, NH. Inside the grounds, they've built a replica of a garage that was apparently on Main street called Avery's. Inside there were a ...
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Sights from the Road: The Yasgur’s Farm Muffler Man in the Wild

Sssshhhh. Try to remain perfectly still so as not to spook him. Here we have the Hippie Muffler Man in his natural habitat. The gentle, giant Bunyan stands contemplatively amongst the good vibes that permeate the ground at Yasgur's Farm ...
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POSTCARD: Suck It

Gouverneur, NY ...
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Come on, get happy

Hello world here's a song that we're singing C'mon Get Happy A whole lotta lovin’ is what we'll be bringing We'll Make you Happy I'll tell ya. You just never know what you're going to see out on the road. Kenny and I were snaking thru the Catskills heading up ...
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Get to the point

Sunday morning gave me a few free hours. We decided to take a quick spin out to Orient Point so that I could snap a photo of the lighthouse near the ferry terminal, known as the Coffee Pot. One of the farm stands had this cute little Fiat ::cough:: wagon ...
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Bridging the Gap

Friday morning I rolled out of the driveway and into the morning at 5:30 heading for points... away. I wasn't armed with much of a plan other than to just get off of this island before the morning rush clogged my escape routes across the bridges. As I meandered up ...
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Sights from the Road: The Elmsford, New York Paul Bunyan Muffler Man

In the wee hours of Friday morning, the mighty Muffler Man of Elmsford, NY intently ponders the Bunyon-esque nature of his beard. Just look at him. Do you see that faraway look in his eyes? Surely he is reminiscing quietly of a time when he was shorn clean, free of his stubbled prison. 'Curse ...
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We’ll Leave the Light on for Ya

Jiminy Crickets, it felt like it was 186 degrees out today. I had 3 hours to kill so I figured I'd pop put for a quick scoot around town. Because traffic is a nightmare in these parts, I sometimes try to work within a basic framework of seeing some of ...
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The Empire Grill

The Empire Grill, Skowhegan, Me. - a sad cast off ...
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Shake the Dust Off

Saturday I had a whole day all to myself. No place to go, no place to be, just me the sunshine and a the desire to kick this spring fever to the curb once and for all. I left my house around 7 am, heading for points north. Before I ...
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