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Virginia/North Carolina Road Trip: Day 1

Lesson of the day: while I try to be a good driver who follows the rules of the road there are times that I will break those rules. Like when there is a sign that says no passing for the next seven miles and I am behind a guy driving a horse and buggy.

I woke up this morning at 7am, showered, packed up the car, got a large white mocha and hit the road towards Virginia.

Virginia/North Carolia Road Trip
Virginia/North Carolia Road Trip

My first stop of the day was a muffler man outside of an Ace Hardware in Elkhart, Indiana.

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Ace Hardware Muffler Man in Elkhart, Indiana - Indiana Road Trip
Ace Hardware Muffler Man in Elkhart, Indiana

A man outside told me that someone tried to steal it once. How the heck does anyone steal something that big?

A couple of hours later I made it to the worlds biggest can of tomato soup outside of the Campbell’s factory in Ohio. There was really nowhere to pull over though and the car behind me was riding my bumper so I had to just admire it from my car window as I drove by.

After that I tracked down an ATM machine that was disguised as a horse and buggy…

Horse and Buggy ATM in Wellington, Ohio - Ohio Roadside Attractions
Horse and Buggy ATM in Wellington, Ohio

And then a giant rocking chair…

Giant Rocking Chair in Austinburg, Ohio.
Giant Rocking Chair in Austinburg, Ohio.

…and then passed about 20 actual horse and buggies…

…and then found the world’s LARGEST horse and buggy!

World's Largest Amish Horse and Buggy in Mesopotamia, Ohio - Ohio Roadside Attractions
World’s Largest Amish Horse and Buggy in Mesopotamia, Ohio

My final stop of the night was to Mars.

Flying Saucer in Mars, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Roadside Attractions
Flying Saucer in Mars, Pennsylvania

Mars, Pennsylvania that is!

And now I am sitting in a hotel room just outside of Pittsburgh and eating french fries and chocolate shake.

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Val

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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