As we are traveling about, we refer to many internet sites for travel-related information from camping, restaurants, walking tours, truck stops, weather, directions, etc. One of our favorite and offbeat references is one called RoadsideAmerica.com., a place where you can find attractions and oddities during your travels, with emphasis on the oddities – and the more kitschy the better. Let us provide a few examples.
There were several that we saw in Savannah including this “Cracked Earth” Monument to Savannah’s World War II dead. We also saw the place where Forest Gump told his story while waiting for the city bus (but the bench isn’t there anymore). And the statue of the Waving Girl who waved a greeting to every ship that entered Savannah harbor from 1887 to 1931. And the house with the upside down windows, the Big Great Dane Statue, and the first Girl Scout Headquarters in the US.
But one of our true favorites was back in Memphis – The World’s First Billy Bass Adoption Center where you can bring them your Billy Bass for a free basket of catfish. Gary was lamenting that he had sold his in a garage sale, but alas that was Travis Trout anyway.
We’ll be checking out RoadsideAmerica more as we start traveling north in March.