First of all, I just love road signs. Had we not had a sleeping baby in the car, I would've been thrilled to capture a few of the funny ones on camera. My favorite: a sign with an arrow to the "Regular Baptist Camp" (where I wondered do irregular Baptists go?!) I also love those signs outside of small towns proclaiming hilarious mottos or farfetched claims to fame. This time, my winner is "The jewel in the crown of Iowa"--does Iowa even have a crown?! What a hoot!
Second, let me just say that it's a long haul to Michigan by any route we take, but on the return trip, my husband agreed to my request that we drive a more alternate path. I recently finished a compelling book about a small northeastern Iowa town, and I was itching to check it out. I am fascinated by the idea of place--how places shape people, and vice versa. With that comes a love of geography and a particular interest in this state I've come to call home. I enjoy surveying the varied terrain (contrary to popular belief, Iowa is not flat--at least not everywhere) and trying to imagine life in other areas.
Your turn--What are some other funny road signs you've seen? Are you fascinated by a particular place, whether you live there or not?