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This space cowboy and his Route 66 souvenir shop are out of this world

Following is a guest blog by Sweetums, who really got a kick out of this place. By Wil Elrick If you have never seen a 21-foot-tall space cowboy holding a rocket ship, you are missing out, my friend. If you have absolutely no idea of what I am talking about and are wondering “why would… Continue reading This space cowboy and his Route 66 souvenir shop are out of this world

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Our odd travels collection includes bricks from the 1800s that were part of ‘haunted’ insane asylums

After writing about the fun ways we display our refrigerator magnets from our travels, I promised to tell the story of two bricks in our collection. They come from "haunted lunatic asylums" in Alabama. (Note: They were obtained legally. Please do not trespass or take anything from these sites. Also, I use the words "insane"… Continue reading Our odd travels collection includes bricks from the 1800s that were part of ‘haunted’ insane asylums

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Collections from my ‘weird travels’ displayed in fun ways

I've been thinking it would be fun to show you some of the weird things I've collected in my travels across the country (mostly, the South, yes, but other areas, as well). Sweetums and I began collecting magnets when we met nine years ago but we also have some fun objects we've picked up along… Continue reading Collections from my ‘weird travels’ displayed in fun ways

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Turns out, the birthplace of Superman is right here on earth

It was at Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio, that two self-described geeks met and changed the comic book industry forever. The boys, Canada-native Joseph Shuster and Ukraine-born Jerry Siegel, teamed up to create Superman, the very first superhero, in 1932. Superman, who debuted in Action Comics No. 1, was the creation of Siegel, who… Continue reading Turns out, the birthplace of Superman is right here on earth

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This colorful mural city is also home to historic gallows where 86 men were executed

When Sweetums and I went on a road trip over the summer through Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kentucky, we stopped in the city of Fort Smith, Ark.  We went because we’d heard of a historic gallows owned by the National Park Service because we’re creepy like that. But we were pleased to find the city… Continue reading This colorful mural city is also home to historic gallows where 86 men were executed