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✏️ Big Pencil in Wytheville, Virginia
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✏️ Big Pencil in Wytheville, Virginia

Time for a pop quiz! Let's all get out our number two pencils! What? You don't have a pencil? You can't find your pencil bag? Your tip broke? You don't have a pencil sharpener? You lost it? You only have a pen? Well, OK, I think I know where you can get a new pencil. In fact, I know where you can get one with enough lead that you'll never be in this kind of pickle again. And you definitely won't ever ...
🍎 The World’s Largest Apple in Winchester, Virginia
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🍎 The World’s Largest Apple in Winchester, Virginia

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, I bet that the World's Largest Apple in Winchester, Virginia would send a whole lot of doctors running in the opposite direction. I mean, this is one GIANT piece of fruit! ??? This hardcore roadside attraction sits outside an antebellum mansion (a neoclassical "prewar" mansion with an architectural style characteristic of the 19th-century Southern United ...
Giant Roller Skate in Bealeton, Virginia
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Giant Roller Skate in Bealeton, Virginia

Disco lights, pop music, couples skates, a wobbly hokey pokey, nachos from the snack bar, holding onto the side railing for dear life, falling over, racing in circles, gossiping with girlfriends, trying to go backwards, watching your crush go by, that one girl who could do all the tricks. What do you remember most from the roller rink? I have some fond (and a few not so fond) memories from grade school ...
Foamhenge in Natural Bridge, Virginia
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Foamhenge in Natural Bridge, Virginia

Can't make it to England to cross Stonehenge off your bucket list? No worries. Did you know you can see the next best thing right here in the United States? That's right, who needs to take a plane all the way overseas to see a pile of rocks when you can stay stateside and see a pile of...foam... Who needs STONEHENGE when you can travel to Natural Bridge, Virginia and see FOAMHENGE. While the ...
Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Day 6
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Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Day 6

Thursday. After a bagel. After a quick stop at the rest area because Flopsy needed a bathroom break. After a detour to see a big pencil. I left Virginia and rolled my way into North Carolina. I headed out to Mt. Airy AKA Mayberry. A town devoted to Andy Griffith. And I met up with Sadie! Sadie is a HungrySister and is awesome and saw that I kind of had not much to do for a ...
Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Day 5
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Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Day 5

It's weird how unweird things are sometimes. Like how you can spend a night hanging out with someone you met in a bar in a foreign country two years ago and hadn't seen since and how it's weird but not really that weird at the same time. Like Wednesday. Wednesday I woke up in a cheap Super 8. I bided my time watching Food Network as I got ready for the day and didn't check out until right before the ...
Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Days 3 & 4
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Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Days 3 & 4

Sometimes a trip seems a day or two too long. It can happen when you need to get from point A to point B to point C and point B is only in town on a Wednesday and point C is going on on a Saturday and there was no reason not to leave point A on the previous Saturday. And so you just have all this extra time and not enough planned out to see. And let me tell you, I'm a planner. Yesterday and today were ...
Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Day 2
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Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Day 2

I made the decision this morning to b-line for Alexandria. I had a few stops scheduled but nothing really stood out and I figured I'd rather make it to Virginia early. And by early I mean early afternoon. I did drive by a giant cross which was not as impressive as the world's largest cross. And I stopped off to see the world's largest apple. Which was awesome. And then I drove to Alexandria ...

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