World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois

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Sigma Derby Horse Racing Casino Game at MGM Grand in Las Vegas

Sigma Derby: Plastic Horse Races Casino Game in Las Vegas

Everyone knows the gambling standards of Las Vegas Casinos: Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, Slots, Craps. But tucked away in the midst of the card tables of the MGM Grand Casino is my favorite game of them all, one that only a true Silly American could appreciate: Sigma Derby, a plastic horse racing casino game. Picture this: five ponies line up at the start line, the...

World's Largest Chocolate Fountain in Las Vegas, Nevada

World’s Largest Chocolate Fountain in Las Vegas

There is widely-known fact about silly American (OK OK, American American) girls: We like things chocolate and we like things big (yes boys, size does matter). Over the weekend I took my fourth trip in four years to Las Vegas, Nevada. The city itself is huge in a way only Vegas can be: over-the-top buildings, over-the-top shows, over-the-top buffets, bright lights...

The Spindle - Car Kabob - in Berwyn, Illinois

Chicago Road Trip: Roadside Attractions in Chicago

This summer I took a road trip around “Illinois” (believe me, you’ll hear all about it in the coming months). If you are from around here you know that “Illinois” and “Chicago” are two very different things so last weekend my friend Emily and I decided to take a Chicago road trip to find all the best roadside attractions in...

Wigwam Village Inn #2 teepee shaped motel in Cave City, Kentucky

Wigwam Village Inn #2 in Cave City, Kentucky

On a road trip between Chicago, Illinois and Chattanooga, Tennessee, my friends and I took a detour into Cave City, Kentucky. Cave City is a crazy anomaly of a town, full of American wonders. They had everything from Big Mike’s Mystery House (a fun house full of optimal illusions) to a dinosaur park to cave exploration to a wax museum. Unfortunately, Cave City...

Welcome to my America.

I never called the circular road in my home town of Brookfield, Illinois a roundabout until well after the internet was popularized and MapQuest defined it as such. The roundabout was always called “eight-corners” or “the circle” (although, technically “Veteran’s Memorial Circle“). As a child I always thought that it was...