Monday, June 18, 2012
Oh South Dakota, I Love You
South Dakota didn't get the memo about highway beautification. So every 20 feet along the freeway there is a super cheesy billboard for one of the numerous "attractions" the state has to offer bored tourists. Including the "World's Largest Bull Head" pictured here (you can't see it, but there's also the World's Largest Hammer plus some other randoms)
Of course, Wall Drug advertises every 10 feet, but we opted not to stop. We're saving ourselves for The 10,000 Silver Dollar tourist trap in Montana.
I don't actually understand the plethora of "Mystery Caves", "Reptile Farms", petting zoos etc. The state just has to be loaded with historical sites, dinosaur bones, geology and more. But none of those places get so much as a hand-lettered sign.
I take that back; the Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House on the Prairie author) got a small brown sign. Pooh didn't even slow down.