On Saturday we were tooling along down I-55 in south central Illinois when Mr. Trucker was suddenly overcome with an episode of what we can only figure was food poisoning. He suddenly felt the necessity of being stopped, somewhere with a bathroom. How fortunate that we happened to be passing a roadside oddity that I briefly mentioned in these pages before
|Remember THIS guy?|
|We're gonna get our kicks...|
|This setup made me think of you, Aunt Jenny,|
although I don't think you even have the internet to see it
|Old cameras, including a Brownie (remember those?)|
|Very visually appealing|
|Elvis I can understand, but Vinnie Barbarino as an antique?|
I mean John Travolta is still alive, for crying out loud!
|People COLLECT Strawberry Shortcake? Why?|
|Dad D, I think you would have liked this place|
It looked like your basement, only on a larger scale!
|Rotary dial telephones. I remember these distinctly, although|
our kids would probably go "huh?"
|Maybe I had one of these in a FORMER life...|
|Or perhaps they strike some cord of remembrance from childhood?|
I sensed a definite ice cream theme to this place
|The antique on the far right is not for sale...oh wait! That's|
the guy who works there. Oops. My bad!
|In the summer months, this place is open for business|
But all in all, it's the stuff outside that really makes the place...
|I guess this is why it's called "The Pink Elephant", rather than|
"The Spaceship", or "The big guy in the blue swim trunks"
|Betcha didn't know there were really FOUR Stooges!|
|Take me to your leader|
|According to the "Roadside America" website, this guy was|
featured in the movie "Flatliner", which I'm embarrassed to say
I own. I'll have to watch it again now, more closely