Flopsy’s Day Off

I had a hard decision to make when I left on my ’round the world trip. Do I take my beloved jackalope, and Silly America’s mascot, Flopsy? Or, do I leave him behind?

In the end I decided that Flopsy would be better off at home. On road trips he mostly stays in the car except to come out to see roadside attractions and the like. But traveling through Europe he’d have to endure time in my backpack and numerous hostels and trains and planes and buses. The risk of him getting lost was just too high. And, besides, he’d have to spend a heck of lot of time in quarantine to even be allowed into some of these countries!

So, alas, I left poor Flopsy behind. He’s been doing fine, keeping busy with his friend Goat the monkey. They invented a game called “play with this piece of green string.” But Goat is a homebody, and Flopsy likes to see America.

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So sometimes when the cat is away the Jackalope will play, and Flopsy took off this weekend for a road trip to Milwaukee. And boy did he have a good time…

Visiting the Golden Pyramid House.

Flopsy and the Bronze Fonz.

Enjoying PB&J Ice Cream at Pal’s in Genossee Depot.

Outside the Safe House.

Watching the Wings Open at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Viewing Folk Art.

Meeting Rooty at the Sprecher Tour.

Enjoying Kopp’s Custard.

Exploring the Aquarium.

At the Public Market.

Apple Picking.

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Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination to roadside attractions started early. Val blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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