Day Trippin’

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Yes, I’m a little bit obsessed with this Road Side America site.  But, wouldn’t you be too if you enjoyed quirky, off-beat things?  Well, Sacramento, there are just those things in your own backyard.  Not literally, well, maybe.  I don’t know you, so you might have a giant ball of twine back there trying to be the world’s largest or are in the process of creating a teapot shaped water tower.

But, if you don’t have those things in your back yard and you want to see things like that in Sacramento, there is a handy map from Road Side America.

OK, some of the things on the list are not very quirky to me.  It might be because I see them on a regular basis, like these giant floating hands on Capitol Mall.

Floating Hand Statue

Someone who hasn’t seen them five days a week for the past year and a half might think they are interesting.  I forget they are there.  Like the lady’s head outside the Dos Coyotes on 65th Street.  I think, “Release the Kraken!” every time I see it, so it’s a little more interesting.

What I didn’t know was that I’d seen the “One-Log Kevin Costner” on Jackson Road.  I’m pretty sure I just assumed it was Paul Bunyan. Had I known it was “One-Log Kevin Costner” I might have taken more notice.  Sorry, I can’t help giggling at “One-Long” because I’m really 13 years old.

The giant needle & thread along Business 80?  Seen it, but didn’t know that’s what it was.  You can see it from the freeway, but if you’re like me, you assumed it was some power pole.

So, if you are bored and looking for something random to do, you can just jump in the car and look for these bits of quirk around Sacramento and points nearby like Galt…where you can see a 50 Foot Tall Thermometer.

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