In honor of our first anniversary today, here’s a little memory from our honeymoon.
Yes, Sweetums and I went to Uranus, Missouri, on our honeymoon. Do you really think we could have driven past a sign like that?
The sign that attracts most people is the one for Uranus Fudge Factory, a very real place, a candy and gift shop.
Here’s the story behind it: Uranus is not really a town – it’s a tourist attraction development. It includes the Fudge Factory, General Store, sports bar, nightclub, tattoo shop, a gun store with a shooting range and a lot for food trucks when festivals are held. It was built by Louie Keen, who is also the self-proclaimed mayor of Uranus. It is guarded by two dinosaur statues and a police car for the fake Uranus department, whose motto is “to serve and protect Uranus.”
Despite the fact that it was designed to lure us to it, we couldn’t help but be amused by the place. Below are a few photos from our trip.