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Best and Worst
Bill and Barbara Windsor's trip 'Round
America covered 50 states and over 2,500 towns.
We will be naming the Best and Worst in America based upon our travels.
The following nominations have been made
for the portion of the trip through May 15, 2003:
|Alligator||1. Giant alligator
in the middle of nowhere in Mississippi.
2. Alligator mailbox in Florida.
|Animal||1. Peacock at the
Fountain of Youth.
2. Hemingway poly-dactyl cats. Cool cats!
|Answer||1. Sock monkey. When we asked the Human Sock Monkey Statue in New Orleans what inspired him to be a sock monkey, he said not a word but held up the doll.||1. No.|
|Archaeological Site||1. Fountain of
2. Giant's legs near Amarillo, TX.
|Architecture||1. Savannah, GA
2. Victorian homes in San Francisco.
|1. Bagdad, CA -- there's not a single building left -- not even a sign.|
|Architecture - 50's|
|Architecture - Art Deco||1. South Beach in Miami, FL.||1. Tulsa, OK bridge on what was Route 66. No longer used and covered with shrubs.|
|Architecture - Victorian||1. San Francisco, CA.|
|Architecture - Western||1. Bisbee, AZ.|
|Area||1. Death Valley. Hot and ugly.|
|Art||1. Santa Fe, NM.
2. Carmel, CA.
3. Lucas, KS.
|Art Galleries||1. Santa Fe, NM.|
|Artist's Colony||1. Marfa, TX.|
|Attraction||1. Tinkertown in NM.|
|Roadside Attraction||1. Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, TX.|
|Band||1. "I Am The Band" in Oatman, AZ.|
|Bank||1. People's Bank
of Cuba, MO.
2. Ryan's bank in Sausalito, CA.
|Bar||1. Sloppy Joe's in
Key West, FL.
2. Wet Willie's in Memphis, TN.
|Barbeque||1. Big Texan Steak
Ranch in Amarillo, TX.
2. Jiggs Smokehouse in Clinton, OK.
3. Jack's Bar-B-Que in Nashville, TN.
|1. The Georgia Pig. Great anticipation was met with disappointment and the world's nastiest rest rooms.|
|Barber Shop||1. Angel Delgadillos's in Seligman, AZ.|
|Barn||1. Barn east of
2. Round barn in MO.
|Basket||1. The one the money goes in.||1. The one the bills go in.|
|Bay||1. Julia Pfeiffer
Burns State Park.
2. San Francisco Bay.
|Beach||1. South Beach in Miami. FL.|
|Bed||1. Fairmont Hotel
in New Orleans, LA.
2. Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe, NM.
|1. Comfort Inn in
2. Fairfield Inn in Nashville, TN.
|Bee||1. Killer Bee in Hidalgo, TX.|
|Beer||1. Dos Equis in Terlingua, TX.|
|Beverage||1. Arnold Palmer
in Madison, GA.
2. Mango Snow Cone in Escobares, TX.
3. Lemonade at Skooby's in Hollywood, CA.
|1. The water in a lot of places.|
|Biggest||1. King Neptune in
Panama City, FL.
2. Shell at a Texaco station in Key West.
2. Meramec Caverns barn billboards.
3. Rock City barn billboards.
|Birds||1. Peacock at the
Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine, FL.
2. Birds along the coast of California.
|1. Swallows in Capistrano; we never saw a bird of any type, much less a swallow.|
|Birthplace||1. Roy Orbison's in Wink, TX.||1. Cher's in CA. Who cares? She lacks patriotism!|
|Bizarre Thing||1. Legs outside
2. Home in a giant ball in Yucca, AZ.
|Blueberries||1. Northside Cafe in Winterset, Iowa. Couldn't find any blueberries in the "blueberry" pie.|
|Bluff||1. Several places called bluffs in the swampy area of Georgia.|
|Boat||1. Tugboat in Biloxi, MS.|
|Bowling Alley||1. Crestwood, MO on Route 66.|
Burrito at Taco Loco in Lordsburg, NM.
2. Berlinda's Kitchen in Lubbock, TX.
|Bridge||1. 7-Mile Bridge
in the Florida Keys.
2. London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, AZ.
3. Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA.
|1. Those we couldn't find. Several along old sections of Route 66.|
|Covered Bridge||1. The bridges of Madison County, IA.||1. The bridge in Madison County recently destroyed by arson.|
|Building - Government|
|Building - Historic||1. Courthouse in
2. Courthouse in MO.
|Bumper Sticker||1. Proud to be a Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.||1. Clinton-Gore.|
|Cabin||1. John's Modern Cabins in MO. Just ghost remains.||1. Log Cabin Motel in Gallup, NM. Only a ghost remains.|
National Park in Tucson, AZ.
2. Cactus Garden in Langtry, TX.
|1. Any cactus that lives in Death Valley.|
|Cadillac||1. Cadillac Motel
2. Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, TX.
3. Pink Cadillac at Graceland.
|Candy||1. Goo Goo
Clusters in Nashville, TN.
2. Moon Pies in Memphis, TN.
3. Chocolate in San Francisco.
|1. Snickers and Baby Ruth's from gas stations. Bad use of calories and fat. Terrible meal replacement.|
|Canyon||1. Grand Canyon in AZ.|
2. Santa Fe, NM.
3. Nashville, TN.
|1. Atlanta, GA -- because we got lost leaving our hometown of Atlanta and weren't planning to see it.|
|Car||1. PepperMobile in
Key West, FL.
2. All of the woodies at Doheny Beach, CA.
3. BootMobile in Santa Monica, CA.
4. Brother Onefeather's van in Santa Barbara, CA.
|Car Wash||1. Simoniz in Tucson, AZ.||1. Do-It-Yourself in Del Rio, TX.|
|Casino||1. Copa Casino in
2. Bellaggio in Las Vegas.
3. New York New York in Las Vegas.
|1. Kickapoo Indian's casino near Eagle Pass, TX. Very sad experience.|
|Castle||1. Coral Castle in
2. Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA.
|1. Prince Mongo's Castle in Memphis, TN only because I couldn't find it.|
|Cavern||1. All of them. Claustrophobics, so we don't do caverns.|
|Cemetery||1. Forever Hollywood in CA.|
|Character||1. Stan the Pink
Flamingo Man in Key West, FL.
2. The Floating Neutrinos near Sanderson, TX.
3. Harley Russell in Erick, OK.
|Chili||1. Starlight Theatre in Terlingua, TX. Famous chili cookoff town.|
|Chinatown||1. San Francisco, CA.|
|Church||1. World's Smallest in GA.|
|Circus||1. Circus Chimera in El Cerrito, CA.|
|City||1. Savannah, GA.
2. San Diego, CA.
3. Santa Barbara, CA.
|1. Kingsland, GA.
Traffic tickets galore.
2. Eagle Pass, TX. Just plain ugly.
3. Major's Place, NV. Nasty, scary inhabitants. Must be hiding something.
|Big City||1. San Diego, CA.||1. Los Angeles, CA. Too big and lots of scary places.|
|Cold Spot||1. Air conditioning in Las Vegas when it hit 108.||1. The western United States in April and May.|
|Color||1. Turquoise water
in the Keys in FL.
2. Orange of the sunset in a variety of places.
3. Blue of the sky in a variety of places.
|1. Gray of the sky in Eagle Pass, TX.|
|Construction||1. Restoration construction work seen in several places.||1. Alleged construction on the highway in Kingsland, GA where I was given a speeding ticket.|
|Continental Divide||1. Thoreau, NM. Pretty, and they have a sign that shows how the water flows.||1. Near Pie Town, NM when I was running out of gas.|
|Use of Coral||1. Coral Castle in Homestead, FL.|
|Corner of America||1. Key West, FL.
2. San Diego, CA.
2. Great Britain.
|Courthouse||1. Marfa, TX.
2. ______, MO.
|Crater||1. Meteor Crater near Meteor City, AZ.|
|Crops||1. Oxnard, CA. Most beautiful fields we've ever seen.|
|Cross||1. World's Largest in Groom, TX.|
2. Day 18.
3. Day 25.
4. Day 64.
5. Day 75
|1. Day 3.|
|Deal||1. Free dessert at
The Treasure Ship in Panama City, FL.
2. Staying at son Ryan's home in San Francisco, CA.
|1. Charges at the BADlands Hotel in Lajitas, TX.|
|Desert||1. Mojave Desert
2. Death Valley in CA.
|Desk Clerk||1. Patrick at the
Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe, NM.
2. Many others.
|1. Ivy at the
Holiday Inn in Gulfport, MS.
2. Peter (not sure of name -- night clerk) at the Fairfield Inn in Nashville, TN.
|Dessert||1. Banana Heaven
in Key West, FL.
2. Apple Dumpling at Blues City Cafe in Memphis, TN.
|1. Anything from a big hotel chain.|
|Detour||1. Bagdad, FL.||1. Orlando, FL
while searching for a hotel room.
2. Bagdad, CA -- nothing there anymore down horribly neglected Route 66 roadway.
|Diner||1. Dot's Diner in Bisbee, AZ.|
|Dinner||1. Lamberts Cafe
in Foley, AL.
2. Misty's in Lincoln, NE.
|1. Subway in St. Augustine, FL. Nothing wrong with it; we just weren't planning to eat at fast food chains.|
|Directions||1. Handwritten directions from Mary in New Iberia, LA.|
|Dirt||1. Dirtbags in Sevierville, TN at the gem mining place.|
|Disappointment||1. Backtracking two days in a row so as to not miss sights on Route 66 in Oklahoma.||1. The Georgia
2. New Orleans, LA.
3. One of the original McDonald's torn down to build a parking lot.
4. Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum moved off Route 66 in Victorville, CA to Branson, MO.
|Doctor||1. Dr. Steve, my eye doctor in Tucson, AZ.||1. Dr. Punjabaroo Woneybunkportaramaskoobydoo, the doctor who removed something from my ear in Lubbock, TX.|
|Donuts||1. Mexican donuts
in Pharr, TX.
2. Tucson, AZ donut place.
3. DK's in Santa Monica, CA.
4. Carrot Cake donut in MO.
5. Krispy Kreme in San Francisco, CA.
|1. Krispy Kreme from any gas station anywhere in America.|
|Drive||1. Flagstaff, AZ
to Sedona, AZ.
2. Yucca, AZ to Oatman, AZ.
|1. Mountains in NM at night. Hairpin turns and no guard rails; than heavens I couldn't see what was out there.|
Christian Church in Daytona Beach, FL.
2. Foothills Drive-In Theatre on Route 66 in Azusa, CA.
|1. The Hi-D-Ho in Lubbock, TX. The original was torn down, and the replacement just isn't even close. The White Pig and Char King are also completely gone.|
|Drive-In Restaurant||1. Hire's Big H in Salt Lake City, UT. Classic car hop service, great cheeseburger with a special sauce, and big, thick, homemade fries like my Mom used to make.||1. The Hi-D-Ho in Lubbock, TX. The original was torn down, and the replacement just isn't even close. The White Pig and Char King are also completely gone.|
|Drive-In Theater||1. Foothills Drive-In Theatre on Route 66 in Azusa, CA.|
|Dunes||1. Dunes in Imperial, CA.||1. The sand dune that caused my eye injury in Big Bend, TX.|
|Elvis||1. The Bull Bar in Key West, FL.||1. World's worst impersonator on the streets of Hollywood, CA. The only thing that looked a little like Elvis was the white jeweled costume.|
|Entertainment||1. Little Boy
Flowers at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, FL.
2. Karaoke Night at Wet Willie's in Memphis, TN.
3. Cirque du Soleil's "O" in Las Vegas, NV.
|1. Rhythmic Gymnastics in Hollywood, CA. Entertainment before the X-Men 2 Premiere; the "gymnasts" need practice -- not much was rhythmic.|
|Entertainment: Street Performer||1. Dexter the Juggler in Key West, FL. Unprecedented ability to draw a HUGE crowd, and very entertaining.||1. Human Dildo in New Orleans, LA. Amazing what some folks will do to earn a living.|
|Event||1. Doheny Woodie
Show in Doheney Beach, CA.
2. Circus Chimera in El Cerrito, CA.
|1. X-Men 2 Premiere in Hollywood, CA. Despite positioning ourselves four hours before the stars arrived, the only stars we saw were on the Jumbotron screen.|
|Event - Annual||1. Doheny Woodie Show in Doheney Beach, CA.|
|Excuse||1. "We're busy; call back in a half hour." Room Service at Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe, NM.|
2. Prescription sunglasses.
|1. Lens caps for
camera (many lost).
2. BADlands Hotel in Lajitas, TX. RIPoff.
|Factory||1. The Shoelace Factory at the City Museum in St. Louis, MO.||1. Construction company obliterating the scenery in Gallup, NM.|
|Famous Person||1. Michael McDonald of Mad TV in Hollywood, CA.||1. Richard Pryor -- white guy at hotel in New Orleans, LA.|
|Famous Person's House||1. Ernest
Hemmingway House in Key West, FL.
2. Will Rogers in Claremore, OK.
3. Graceland -- Elvis Presley in Memphis, TN.
4. Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA.
|Farm||1. Oxnard, CA.|
|Fence||1. Cowboy fence near Longhorn Ranch, NM.|
|Festival||1. Howard Finster Fest in Trion, GA.|
|Flag||1. Ski Dempski's World's Largest Flag in Long Beach, CA.|
|Flea Market||1. "We Sell Dead People's Stuff" in Woodbine, GA.|
|Flowers||1. San Diego, CA.|
|Food - Mexican||1. Rosita's in TX.
2. Arturo's in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.
|Food Item||1. Potatoes and
onions at Lamberts Cafe in Foley, AL.
2. Fries at Skooby's in Hollywood, CA.
|1. Bagels in Carrabelle, FL. Never buy bagels in a tiny town.|
|Foreigners||1. Polish couple
at X-Men 2 Premiere.
2. Polish guy in Jerome, AZ.
3. Russians at "O" in Las Vegas, NV.
|Forest - National|
|Forest - State|
|Fort||1. Closed fort where Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum used to be in Victorville, CA.|
|Fountain||1. King Neptune Fountain in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.|
|Friend - New||1. Melissa Keeney
in Panama City, FL.
2. Harry Turner in Grand Canyon, AZ.
|Friend - Old||1. Bill and Vicki
Dawson in Long Beach, CA.
2. Steve and Berlinda Shanklin in Lubbock, TX.
3. George Robertson in Tulsa, OK.
4. Doug and Ruth Huggins in St. Louis, MO.
5. Frank Sterle in Houston, TX because he tried to meet up with us but we were too late.
|1. Craig Linton in FL because we blew it and failed to meet up with him.|
|Fruit||1. Olallieberries in San Luis Obispo, CA.|
|Game||1. Betting with Bozzie.||1. Roulette
anywhere but Gulfport, MS.
2. Slot machines.
|Garden||1. The Garden of Good and Evil in Savannah, GA.|
|Gas Station||1. J&V Auto Service in Quemado, NM.||1. All in NM towns east of Pie Town, NM. They were all closed on Easter Sunday when I was desperate for gas.|
|Gasoline||1. J&V Auto Service in Quemado, NM.|
|Geography||1. San Diego, CA.||1. Lubbock, TX. We love our friends there, and it was a great place to go to high school and college, but it is flat and ugly.|
|Geological Site||1. Petrified Forest National Park.|
|Gift||1. Sunglasses for
2. Beads from the Floating Neutrinos.
3. Gifts from Clines Corners, NM.
|Gold Mine||1. Oatman, AZ.||1. All of the tourist trap "mines" in NC and TN.|
|Golf Course||1. Pebble Beach in Carmel, CA.|
|Gorge||1. Royal Gorge in CO.|
|Hamburger||1. The Treasure
Ship in Panama City, FL.
2. In-N-Out in San Diego, CA.
3. Hof's Hut in Long Beach, CA.
4. Dirty Harry Burger at Hog's Breath in Carmel, CA.
|Highway||1. Highway 1.
2. Highway 101.
|1. Route 66. Sad that so little remains.|
|Historical Site||1. Hemmingway House in Key West, FL.||1. National Memorial in Oklahoma City, OK, because of what happened there.|
|Home||1. Dawsons in Long
2. Ryan's in Greenbrae, CA.
|Hometown||1. Buddy Holly -- Lubbock, TX.|
|Horse Farm||1. Near Nashville,
2. Lexington, KY.
|Horses||1. Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM.|
|Hot Dogs||1. Skooby's in
2. Cadillac Dog at Mel's Diner in Bonita Springs, FL.
|Hot Spot||1. 108-degrees in Las Vegas, NV. But it's a dry heat.||1. 105-degrees in Death Valley, CA.|
|Hotel||1. Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe, NM.||1. Badlands Hotel in Lajitas, TX. No lights, no phone, no water, and the service was even worse. Almost $200 a night. BAD.|
|Hotel we didn't stay at||1. Renaissance Hotel in St. Augustine, FL. I'm sure it was nice (a golf resort), but they didn't have a reservation for us.||1. Renaissance in St. Augustine, FL as
they didn't have our reservation or a room.
2. Ramada Inn near Daytona Beach, FL. It was so bad that we checked out within minutes after we checked in.
|Ice Cream||1. 31 Flavors
Baskin Robbins in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.
2. Black Cow in Sedona, AZ.
|1. Dippin Dots in Santa Cruz, CA. Expensive and not much there.|
|Indian Reservation||1. Navajo Nation in AZ. Nice.||1. Kickapoo Reservation in Eagle Pass, TX. Sad place.|
|Insects||1. Windshield "attack" in MS.|
|Island||1. Key West, FL.
|Jail||1. Alcatraz in San Francisco, CA.||1. Yuma, AZ. It was closed for the day.|
|Lake||1. Lake Havasu City, AZ|
|Laugh||1. Harry and the Natives in Hobe Sound, FL.|
|Laundromat||1. Seligman, AZ.||1. Candlewood Hotel in Anaheim, CA.|
|Lighthouse||1. St. Augustine, FL.||1. Trailer load in Grove, OK. Never knew there was such demand for small lighthouses.|
|Lights||1. Marfa Lights in Marfa, TX.||1. Sponge-O-Rama in Tarpon Springs, FL. Dim lights with many burned out, but it added to the quirky fun of the place.|
|Lunch||1. Mrs. Mac's in
Key Largo, FL.
2. Linn's Bakery & Eatery in San Luis Obispo, CA.
|1. Peek's Cafe in AZ. Not bad...just plain.|
|Mansion||1. Will Rogers in
2. Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA.
|1. Graceland in Memphis, TN.
Poor 70's taste in interior decor, but a great tour.
2. Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA. Strange deal; Mrs. Winchester kept building and building and building.
|Map||1. Route 66 Map Series.||1. FL Maps.
Lack detail and roads are shown where there are no roads.
2. Rand McNally Road Atlas -- just not enough detail for a serious road trip on two-lane highways.
|Meal||1. Lambert's in Foley, AL.||1. Peek's Cafe in AZ.
2. Mr. Quick Hamburgers in Ottumwa, IA.
|Memorial||1. National Memorial in Oklahoma City, OK.|
|Midpoint||1. Adrian, TX.
2. Continental Divide in NM.
3. Geographical center of the continental United States in Lebanon, KS.
|1. The point at which the trip was half over.|
|Military Installation||1. San Diego Naval Base.|
|Milkshake||1. Caramel Concrete at Ted Drewe's in St. Louis, MO.||1. Ghiradelli in South Miami
2. Mr. D'z in Kingman, AZ.
|Mill||1. Mill near Helen, GA.|
|Mine||1. Bisbee, AZ.|
|Miniature Golf Course||1. Goofy Golf in Panama City, FL.|
|Mission||1. San Luis Obispo, CA.|
|Mistake||1. Finding things when lost.||1. Miscalculation on distance to Pie Town, NM. Trip took 300 miles; I thought it was 100. 600 miles roundtrip to eat pie.|
|Monkey||1. Monkey Jungle in FL.|
|Monument||1. Will Rogers in Claremore, OK.|
|Motel||1. TeePee Village
2. Wigwam Village in Holbrook, AZ.
|1. Those gone.
|Mountain||1. San Francisco Peaks in AZ.||1. NM midnight drive.|
|Movie or TV Location||1. "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" in Savannah, GA.||1. "African Queen" in Key Largo, FL.
2. Hinckley, CA.
3. Victorville, CA.
2. Tom Landry in MIssion, TX.
3. Whale Mural in Long Beach, CA.
|1. Groom, TX. Bless their hearts.|
|Museum||1. Wolfsonian in
Miami Beach, FL.
2. Tinkertown in Tinkertown, NM.
3. Will Rogers in Claremore, OK.
4. Route 66 in Clinton, OK.
5. Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN.
|1. Roy Rogers in Victorville, CA.|
|Music||1. Route 66 CD.
2. Flying Neutrinos CD.
|1. Bill's Karaoke song.|
|Music - Country||1. Country Music Hall of Fame.||1. Dixie Chicks. I hope they move to France.|
|Music - Rock||1. Singer on pier in Key West, FL.|
|Mystery||1. "Who names things?"|
|Name||1. Happy, TX.||1. Girl at carwash in FL
who said her name was "Shit-Head".
2. Schnebly in Sedona, AZ.
4. Ball Buster Billiards.
|Name - Attraction||1. Sponge-O-Rama|
|Name - Hotel or Motel||1. No-Tel Mo-Tel in Tucson, AZ.|
|Name - Restaurant||1. Stumble In -- St. Augustine, FL.|
|Name - Store|
|Name - Town||1. Bagdad, FL.
2. Happy, TX.
3. Truth or Consequences, NM.
4. Doolittle, MO.
5. Gnaw Bone, IN.
|Neighborhood||1. Coral Gables, FL.||1. Hwy. 90 entering New Orleans, LA.
2. Memphis, TN.
|Newspaper||1. Key Largo Independent.||1. New York Times.|
|Night||1. Karaoke in Memphis, TN.|
|Ocean||1. Pacific.||1. Atlantic.|
|Oil Change||1. Jiffy Lube in Tucson, AZ.|
|Oldest||1. Oldest house in Santa Fe, NM.|
|Park - National||1. Big Bend in TX.
2. Grand Canyon in AZ.
3. Petrified Forest in AZ.
|1. Arches in UT.|
|Park - State||1. Rocks in
2. Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur, CA.
|Pass||1. El Cajon Pass in CA.||1. Pie for dessert.|
|Patriotic Display||1. Causeway Bridge in St. Augustine, FL.||1. Hollywood, CA. There were none.|
|Patriotism||1. Edna, TX.||1. Hollywood, CA.|
|Paul Bunyan Statue|
|Friendly People||1. Santa Rosa, NM.||1. Nashville, TN.
2. Minden, NE.
|Photo||1. Bird & Flowers
at Ocean Beach, CA.
2. Ocean Beach Sign in Ocean Beach, CA.
3. Tinkertown Sign in Tinkertown, NM.
|1. Black Out by Bozzie.|
1. Key Lime at Harry and the Natives in FL.
2. Apple Caramel in Santa Fe, NM.
3. White Chocolate Coconut Cream in Savannah, GA.
|1. Pecan at the Fairmont Hotel in New
2. Blueberry Pie at Northside Cafe in Winterset, IA.
|Pier or Wharf||1. Key West, FL.
2. Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, CA.
|1. Jeckyl Island, FL.|
|Pizza||1. Billie's Bar & Restaurant in Key West, FL.|
|Place to Go Only in the Daytime|
|Place to Live||1. Savannah, GA.||1. New Orleans, LA. Hot, humid, smelly, dirty.|
|Place to Spend a Night||1. Cape Girardeau,
2. Greenbrae, CA.
3. Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, CA.
|1. Quemaedo, NM.|
|Place to Visit||1. Savannah, GA.
2. San Diego, CA.
3. Santa Barbara, CA.
|1. Bagdad, CA.
Nothing there anymore.
2. Death Valley, CA. But we're glad we went.
|Place We'd Been Before||1. Panama City,
2. Lubbock, TX.
3. San Francisco, CA.
|1. New Orleans, LA.|
|Plants||1. San Diego, CA.|
|Plaque||1. Route 66 in Santa Monica, CA.||1. Duplicate stars on Walk of Fame in Hollywood, CA.|
|Police||1. Max the Highway
Patrolman in NM.
2. Karen, Rita, and others in Nashville, TN.
|1. Vincent Passerelli
in Kingsland, GA.
2. Drug busters in MO.
|Pond||1. The pond in Ryan's home.|
|Port||1. San Diego, CA.|
|Post Office||1. Madison, GA.
2. Smallest post office in the Everglades, FL.
|Prairie Dog||1. Prairie Dog
Town in Lubbock, TX.
2. Jackalope in Santa Fe, NM.
|Prison||1. Santa Fe, NM.
2. Alcatraz in San Francisco, CA.
|Promotion||1. "Lost in the
50's" in Savannah, GA.
2. Cline's Corners in Clines Corners, NM.
3. Jack Rabbit Trading Post in Joseph City, NM.
4. Fat Man in Santa Rosa, NM.
|1. Pan for gold. Gem mine. Ripoffs one and all.|
|Pyramid||1. Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.||1. Felicity, CA at the Center of the World.|
|Question||1. "Who names things?"||1. "May I see your driver's license?"|
|Racetrack||1. Santa Anita, CA.|
|Radio Station||1. Dan McGrath in Palm Springs, CA.|
|Railroad||1. Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, AZ.|
|Ranch||1. King Ranch in Kingsville, TX.|
|Relative||1. Aunt Hazel.
2. Tony Windsor.
3. Ryan Windsor
|Rest Room||1. Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, CA.||1. Georgia Pig. Pig is right. Beyond nasty.|
|Restaurant||1. Lambert's in Foley, AL.||1. Peek's Cafe, Route 66|
|Restaurant - Breakfast|
|Restaurant - Lunch||1. Blue Heaven in Key West, FL.||1. Peek's Cafe, Route 66.|
|Restaurant - Dinner||1. Lambert's in Foley, AL.|
|Retirement Area||1. Naples, FL.
2. San Diego, CA.
|1. Lake Havasu City, AZ.|
|Road||1. Newberry Springs to Needles on Route 66.|
|Road Work||2. Kingsland, GA.|
|Rock||1. Alcatraz in San
2. Morro Rock in Morro Bay, CA.
|Roller Skating Rink||1. Madison, GA.|
|Route 66 Museum||1. OK.||1. CA - closed.
2. AZ - missing.
|Route 66 State||1. AZ.
|1. CA. Not much left.|
|Sand||1. Coronado, CA Beach at Del Coronado.||1. Big Bend, TX where a dust storm badly injured my left eye.|
|Scenery||1. Big Bend, TX.
2. Flagstaff to Sedona, AZ.
3. San Diego, CA.
4. Santa Barbara, CA.
|1. West Texas.
Flat and not very pretty, but a great place to live otherwise.
2. Death Valley. Desolate.
|Scenic Drive||1. Big Bend to
2. Flagstaff to Sedona, AZ.
|1. Urban St. Louis, MO.
2. Urban Memphis, TN.
|Scenic Overlook||1. Airport Road in Sedona, AZ.|
|School||1. Appalachee, GA.|
|Sculpture||1. Mussolini - 360
degree profile in the Wolfsonian, Miami Beach, FL.
2. Cowboy, horse, longhorn in Roswell, NM.
3. Lady in Sand in Santa Fe, NM.
|Seals||1. Big Sur's elephant seals.|
|Seashore||1. Miami Beach, FL.|
|Service||1. Badlands Hotel
in Lajitas, TX.
2. Everywhere in Minden, NE.
|Shells||1. Shell Factory in Ft. Myers, FL.|
|Ship||1. Cruise Ship in Key West, FL.|
|Shoes||1. Dirt-colored Rockport Walkers!||1. Hollywood, CA.
An amazing selection of funky shoes -- store after store.
2. Bill's extremely dirty white Nikes.
|Shopping||1. Santa Fe, NM.|
|Shopping - Outlet Mall|
|Side Trip||1. Bagdad, FL.||1. Quemado, NM for gas.|
Celebration in Key West, FL.
2. Sunsets in Big Bend, TX.
|Sign||1. "Dead People's
2. Cline's Corners.
3. Stanley Marsh 3 signs in Amarillo, TX.
2. "Welcome to Roswell, NM."
|Sign - Neon||1. Blue Swallow Motel.|
|Sign - Welcome||1. State of LA. There was no sign.|
|Signs - Road||1. Tallahassee, FL.||2. CA.|
|Sleazeballs||1. Drug guy in Miami Beach, FL.
2. Navajo "robber" in Albuquerque, NM.
3. Car "murderer" in Scandia, NM.
|Sleep||1. Every other night for Boz and Bill.||1. Every other night for Boz and Bill.|
|Smallest||1. Church.||1. Police Station in Carrabelle, FL. The real police station is a block away.|
|Snack||1. Candy bars from any and all gas stations.|
|Snake||1. Python photo in Key West, FL.|
|Song||1. Thanks to the
Yanks of the USA by Papa Neutrino of the Floating Neutrinos.
2. Route 66 by Bobby Troup.
|Sound||1. Ice Maker at
the Holiday Inn in Biloxi,
2. Guests at the Fairmont Hotel in New Orleans, LA.
3. Truck noise in Amarillo, TX.
4. Siren in Kingsland, GA.
5. Credit Card Imprinter at the BADlands Hotel in Lajitas, TX.
|Speed||1. 35 m.p.h.||1. 75 m.p.h.|
|Sports Stadium||1. Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.||1. Ballpark in Madrid, NM.|
|Spring Break Location||1. Panama City, FL.||1. Kingsland, GA.
To be avoided at all costs.
2. Lake Havasu City, AZ.
|Square||1. Madison, GA.
2. 21 in Savannah, GA.
|Stadium||1. Rose Bowl.|
|Stars||1. X-Men 2 Premiere in Hollywood, CA.||1. Sedona, AZ.
Overcast and we couldn't see them.
2. Hollywood Walk of Fame. Duplicate stars, folks who aren't big stars, blank stars....
|Statue||1. Will Rogers in Claremore, OK.||1. Human Dildo in New Orleans, LA.|
|Store - Drug||1. Walgreen's in
2. Economy Drug in Ely, NV.
|Store - General|
|Store - Gift||1. Dominique's
Hallmark in Winslow, AZ.
2. The Shell Factory in Fort Myers, FL.
|Store - Grocery||1. Madrid, NM.|
|Store - Record|
|Street||1. Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM.|
|Streetcar||1. San Francisco, CA.|
|Sunrise||1. Jensen Beach,
2. Lajitas, TX.
|1. The many we missed.|
|Sunset||1. Big Bend, TX.
2. Ocean Beach, CA.
3. Santa Fe, NM.
|1. Those we missed.|
|Tabloid||1. National Enquirer.|
|Tallest||1. King Neptune in Panama City, FL.|
|Theatre||1. Kimo in Albuquerque, NM.|
1. San Francisco, CA.
2. Savannah, GA.
|1. Hollywood, CA.|
|State Tourism Office||1. North Dakota.||1. Florida.|
|Tower||1. Water Tower in
Coral Gables, FL.
2. Perky Bat Tower in Islamorada, FL.
|Town - Border||1. Roma, TX.||2. Eagle Pass, TX.|
|Town - Ghost||1. Cerillos, NM.
2. Jerome, AZ.
|1. Shakespeare, NM.|
|Town - Mining||1. Bisbee, AZ.||1. Sevierville, TN. Dirtbags.|
|Town - Small||1. Madison, GA.
2. Marfa, TX.
|Town - Western||1. Bisbee, AZ.||1. Tombstone, AZ.
2. Dodge City, KS.
|Town Name||1. Bagdad.
2. Happy, TX.
3. Truth or Consequences, NM.
4. Gnaw Bone, IN.
|Trading Post||1. Jack Rabbit.||1. Flying C Ranch in Flying C Ranch, NM.|
|Trail||1. Turquoise Trail in NM.|
|Train||1. Grand Canyon Railway in AZ.|
|Traveler||1. Bill.||1. Boz.|
|Treasure||1. Key West, FL.|
|Tree||1. Weeping Figs in
Key West, FL.
2. Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM.
3. Giant Fig Tree in Santa Barbara, CA.
|Trees||1. Savannah, GA.||1. En route to Grand Canyon, AZ.
2. Death Valley.
|Trick||1. Mouse in Box at Lamberts in Foley,
2. Disappearing money in casinos in Las Vegas, NV.
|Truck Stop||1. Cline's Corners in Clines Corners, NM.||1. Longhorn Ranch.|
|Truckers||1. Kenny in Lordsburg, NM.||1. Guy who passed Bill on the shoulder in Tucson, AZ.|
|T-shirt||1. "Support out Troops."|
|TV Station||1. NBC TV Channel 7 in Panama City, FL.|
|Twine||1. World's Largest Ball of Twine in Cawker City, KS.|
|UFO||1. Roswell, NM.|
|University||1. Texas Tech in Lubbock TX.|
|US Flag||1. Super Flag in Long Beach, CA.||1. Carwash with 32 stars.|
|Use of Humor||1. Harry and the Natives in Hobe Sound, FL.||1. Human Dildo in New Orleans, LA.|
|Visitor Center||1. Balboa Park in
San Diego, CA.
2. Laredo, TX.
|1. Flagstaff, AZ.|
|Wagon||1. In front of
2. Jackalope wagons in Santa Fe, NM.
|Waiter / Waitress||1. Lesley at the
Big Texan Steak Ranchin Amarillo, TX.
2. Jessica at The Treasure Ship in Panama City, FL.
3. Rose in Marfa, TX.
4. Many others.
|1. Mark H. at The News Cafe in South
Miami Beach, FL.
2. Unidentified women at Southfork Drive Inn in Minden, NE.
3. Everyone at Mr. Quick's Hamburgers in Ottumwa, IA.
|Wall||1. Rock wall on a
parking lot in GA.
2. Fernandina Beach, FL.
|Waste of Time||1. X-Men 2 Premiere in Hollywood, CA.
2. Dinosaur Park near Holbrook, AZ.
|Water||1. Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, NM.||1. Florida drinking water.
2. Hinkley, AZ.
|Water Tower||1. Coral Gables, FL.|
|Waterfall||1. McWay Falls at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur, CA.||1. Sign near Apilachicola, FL.|
|Web Site||1. www.floatingneutrinos.com|
|Whale||1. Blue Whale in Catoosa, OK.|
|Windmill||1. Wind Power Museum in Lubbock, TX.|
|Wine||1. Mrs. Mac's Wine List in Key Largo, FL.|
|Winery||1. Rosati Winery in Rosati, MO.|
|Wooden Indian||1. Wigwam Village in CA.|
|Youngest||1. Little Boy
Flowers (age 13) in Key West, FL.
2. Stephanie at Doheny Beach, CA.
3. Ava at Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.
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