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I Met A Man On The Salton Sea

I Met A Man On The Salton Sea

While I was heading south along the shore of southern California’s Salton Sea, I saw a familiar shape casting a shadow across a parking lot. I’m sure my eyes must’ve swirled with stars as he came in to view. Abruptly, I clamped on the brakes.

Before my trip, I hadn’t looked up the locations of any muffler men I might be near. And wouldn’t you know it? This one here in Mecca, California was the second I’d unexpectedly seen in as many days.

Though I was racing against the setting sun, there’s always time to say hello to one of the big fellas. I’m happy to report he appeared to be in fine shape.

Pal’s Sudden Service with Bonus Mufflerman

Pal’s Sudden Service with Bonus Mufflerman

The facade of the Pal’s Sudden Service chain has to be one of the best around. Normally I wouldn’t say such things in polite company but, look at that huge wiener!

Back in 2012, when Kenny and I were heading towards the Shady Valley Country Store on TN 421 (The Snake) we happened to zip past a Pal’s. As you might imagine, I couldn’t resist stopping.

At the time, I had no idea that it was a chain. In fact, there are 29 different Pal’s locations. There’s a Pal’s in Johnson City, Tennessee. That joke writes itself.

The Pal’s in Kingsport, Tennessee does not have a huge wiener but we won’t hold that against them. What is does have is a hamburger-holding mufflerman on the roof. I’d say that makes up for it. He’s a bit on the pale side, don’t you think? Even so, he was good company as I enjoyed my burger and “frenchie fries” outside on the patio.

If That’s Tall Paul, This Must Be Atlanta

If That’s Tall Paul, This Must Be Atlanta

After spending the night in Springfield, Illinois, I set off north on Route 66. My goal for the day was to see the Gemini Giant. But, between Springfield and Wilmington, there were a lot of sights to check out along the way. One of the places I was most looking forward to was Atlanta, Illinois – the home of Tall Paul!

fuzzygalore on route 66 atlanta illinois

Who doesn’t love a guy with a huge weiner? AMIRIGHT? 

But, his weiner does look a little dirty.

And apparently he like to put in buns.

Moving on…

fuzzygalore on route 66 atlanta illinois

Isn’t Atlanta just lovely?

fuzzygalore on route 66 atlanta illinois

Even though there’s a man with huge exposed weiner that lurks in the bushes right in the middle of town.

fuzzygalore on route 66 atlanta illinois

fuzzygalore on route 66 atlanta illinois

fuzzygalore on route 66 atlanta illinois

Apparently Illinois is a hotbed of smiley water tower activity. In addition to the one that I saw in Makanda, wouldn’t you know there was also one grinning above Atlanta?

Just look at this guy. 🙂

fuzzygalore on route 66 atlanta illinois

Before I left home on my trip, I told the hubs that I would be visiting the guys on my coffee mug in real life. And I did 🙂

Gemini Giant and Tall Paul

fuzzygalore on route 66 atlanta illinois

Well, Hello, Mr. Bedroom Eyes – Uniontown, Pa. Mufflerman

Well, Hello, Mr. Bedroom Eyes – Uniontown, Pa. Mufflerman

At first glance, you might think that the Uniontown, Pennsylvania muffler man is your run of the mill handsome Bunyan. But, upon closer inspection? Oh, no, he is not.

union tire muffler man pennsylvania

Check out the come hither eyelashes! ::hubba::hubba::

union tire muffler man pennsylvania

In a funny way, he looks more come at me, bro than some of the other muffler men. It’s probably just the sunlight glinting off of his buff forearm veins.

 

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