Fiberglass Bessie the Cow in Janesville, Wisconsin

Fiberglass Bessie the Cow in Janesville, Wisconsin

What do you call a cow with no legs? Ground beef. What do you call a giant white and brown spotted fiberglass cow with four giant fiberglass legs? Bessie the Cow. At least, that’s what they do in Janesville, Wisconsin. Because this Janesville Cow is an udderly fun road trip stop who has been a-moo-sing …

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Giant Beach Guy - a roadside attraction at Pink Elephant Antique Mall in Livingston, Illinois

Giant Beach Guy and Elephants roadside attractions in Livingston, Illinois

There are more roadside attractions to see outside of the Pink Elephant Antique Mall in Livingston, Illinois than just the pink elephant…there are, in fact TWO other fiberglass elephants (smaller and grayer, but still) AND a giant Beach Guy!   Between these two gray elephants, this fiberglass giant beach guy, and the pink elephant, this …

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Pinkie the Pink Elephant in DeForest, Wisconsin. Giant Pink Elephant with Glasses roadside attraction in Wisconsin.

Pinkie the Pink Elephant with Glasses in DeForest, Wisconsin

This fiberglass giant pink elephant with glasses, also known as “Pinkie the Elephant” or “Pinky the Elephant” is a roadside attraction in DeForest, Wisconsin. When I visited the big pink elephant on my 2008 road trip to Mount Rushmore it lived outside of a Citgo Gas Station. When I visited again 11 years later, the …

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Flopsy the Jackalope at a rest stop

Meet Flopsy: our stuffed Jackalope mascot!

Flopsy the Jackalope hopped into my life (and my car) at Wall Drug in South Dakota, and has become my new best travel pal (and my new Silly America stuffed jackalope mascot)! Flopsy is a Jackalope, which is a cross between a jackrabbit and an antelope. This mammal is one of the rarest animals in …

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Large Rotating Ear of Corn - a roadside attraction in Coon Rapids, Iowa

Large Rotating Ear of Corn in Coon Rapids, Iowa

As you drive across America, each city, each state, proudly welcomes you into its borders with some sort of greeting signpost. Many are standard issue billboards announcing the town name or state name, the motto, the population, the fact that their girls softball team won the championships in 1972, that a president was born there, …

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Mount Rushmore in Keystone, South Dakota

Mount Rushmore road trip itinerary (& things to see on the way)

And I’m back from my Labor Day Mount Rushmore road trip from Chicago to South Dakota and back! It was quite the whirlwind of adventure! I have to admit that my list of roadside attractions to see on the route was pretty ambitious, but we managed to make it to twenty-nine attractions in four days! …

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Alice in Wonderland Statue in Central Park, New York City.

Alice in Wonderland Statue in Central Park

If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?— Alice in Wonderland America is filled with so many silly wonders. I love …

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Superdawg Drive-In in Chicago, Illinois. | Giant Hot Dogs on a Restaurant's Roof

Thanks for Stopping – Superdawg in Chicago, Illinois

When you think of Chicago and food there are two delicacies that will inevitably pop into your head: pizza and hot dogs. While they might not be the most sophisticated of culinary models, these are definitely Chicago staples. And no one does it like Chicago, a city where the pizza is described as a pie …

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.