June 26, 2008

Odd

Thought I'd share a couple odd photos of my niece's drive across country. This week, she and her boyfriend left Michigan behind, heading for a new life in Portland, Oregon.

Tasha standing in front of the world's largest buffalo statue...

both she and Kevin in front of a Martian mural....


Both of these oddities were in North Dakota. I wonder what other odd things they'll come across on their way West?

18 comments:

sound&fury said...

Wow, that IS a big statue of a buffalo! Yay for odd tourist attractions... what would the world be without an oversized animal/piece of fruit/gumboot to have your photo taken in front of every hundred miles or so?

M.Kate said...

What a bigggg and scary buffalo!! Earthlings welcome...oh..that's us!! so funny and cute, wonder if aliens are real. If they are, I don't want to have any close encounter of whatever kind with them! But I am sure they existed in a galaxy far far away....

Bye :D

Sarah McBride said...

Well North Dakota needs something to make it interesting.
Had they gone thorugh South Dakota I would have recommended The Mitchell Corn Palace. (google it)

Callooh Callay said...

The Dakotas are wonderful for finding giant anything--prairie dogs, Indians, buffalos. Great places for touristy kitsch. Oh, and I agree with Sarah on the corn palace. Too much.

jodie nicholson said...

Ha! That buffalo is brilliant! Here in Australia, we have a bunch of 'big' stuff. A pineapple, banana, merino, prawn...to name just a few.

So proud. So very proud.

Rosebud Collection said...

I enjoy pictures and these are great..It is fun to see what is out there..

littlebyRD said...

These are the sort of thimgs that make road trips sooo much fun!

Cicada Studio said...

Ah, tis a wondrous journey. You just never know what you'll find!

willow said...

Yes, odd, but they are too cute!! :)

Chucka Stone Designs said...

WATCH OUT!!! Oh wait it is just a statue not a real ginormous buffalo about to eat her! That was insane!

The aliens in North Dakota surprised me, thought for sure you would say Roswell or something.

So Tasha & Kevin will be living near you then???

High Desert Diva said...

They're moving to Portland which is 150 miles from us (about 3 hours)

Mrs.French said...

I am DYING!!!! This is my old hood! I am from ND!!! The first photo is from Jamestown, ND...the second is a lovely pizza joint called, appropriately enough "Space Aliens!" I am now missing my ma and pa so much!

Branderella said...

Those are pretty odd things, looks like a fun trip though, i see you live in oregon, me too =D

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I'd love to take a trip cross-country like that...just kinda schmoozing and stopping and taking it all in. I'm sure they're having a blast!

Victoria said...

Oh, what a lucky girl! Looks like a great road trip!

nuvonova said...

That buffalo is really scary!

Hey Harriet said...

'BIG' stuff! I'd love to see our big prawn take on your big buffalo! Moving to Portland? Lucky them! I want to move there too. I've never even been there but I just know that I'd enjoy living there. I keep stumbling upon magical things that happen in Portland...

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

I believe that is the biggest statue I've ever seen...What a journey she is on!