More Signs

When you’re traveling in an RV you tend to notice things you might otherwise not give a second thought. Ellen’s always paying attention to where the RV dealerships and repair shops are as we pass them, making a mental note… just in case… and it’s come in handy more than once to know that some piece or part we need can be found just a few miles back or on the other side of town.

So it’s much more fun are seeing signs like these, from towns we passed through at some point:

In front of Grandma’s Pies: “Closed for Season *Tired*”

In front of Miguel’s Mexican Food: “Out of Food”

This list was hand-written on a sign we spotted along Rte 102 on Mount Desert Island in Maine:

Of course, coffee shops that play on words (“Daily Grind”) are plentiful, as are hair salons (“The Big Tease” and “Cut and Dried” are just two we’ve seen), but restaurants are getting into the act.

In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the city with the highest number of restaurants per capita in the country, you can expect to see a lot of options for eating out. Among them are the Fry ‘n Pan and the Rollin’ Pin.

A few truly original restaurant names we’ve seen are “Bay Gull Bagels,” “Thai Me Up,” and “Miso Hungry.”

Mottos are pretty catchy these days, too. We saw this on a Kinch’s Industrial Radiator service truck which does business in Riverside and San Diego Counties in CA: “A Great Place to Take a Leak.”

At a Tesoro fuel station, this “Thought for the Week” was on their door: “If you want your dreams to come true, don’t oversleep.”

And although we’ve gotten used to seeing bumper stickers on RVs that say things like “Home is Where You Park It,” it’s fun to see a different take, like the sign on one RV we spotted in AZ that said, “Cramalot Inn.” Or this one: “I’m NOT a Snowbird. I’m just old.”

RVers will appreciate this, seen on a spare tire cover on the back of a Geo Tracker: “I Go Where I’m Towed.”

Finally, finger-printed in heavy dirt on the back windshield of a car at a home improvement store in California, was this: “I wish my girlfriend was this dirty.”


Nuff said on this topic, eh?

About Ellen

Fiction writer and photographer, I travel the country with my sweetheart of a husband as a "full-time RVer."
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