I admit it...weird things appeal to me. This year instead of dropping big bucks for a cruise, resort etc...we decided to make several day trips to explore the weird, wacky and fun ideas that I discovered on the roadsideamerica.com website. We also incorporated the restaurants/bakeries that appeared on "Food Feuds".
We started at Pappy's Smokehouse in St Louis...mighty fine BBQ...for dessert a St Louis favorite Gooey Butter Cake from Gooey Louies. These were the losers...looking forward to trying the winners tomorrow.
Then we hopped in the car and went to sites ranging from the Big Eyeball at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St Louis to the World's Biggest Catsup Bottle (Water Tower) in Collinsville IL up 55 for a series of bizarre stops/photo ops.
Chris called this a really lame vacation idea...but she went along with it. She found out that others share my fascination with the weird when we met a Chicago family at one of our stops who were taking 3 extra days to do the same thing.
Here are some of our favorite "weird" sites.
BTW, Maid Rite is the home of the loose meat sandwich. Think a Sloppy Joe without the slop...although that doesn't do it justice. We drove to Springfield for them because there are no longer any of them in the St Louis area. The Maid Rite in Springfield bills itself as the oldest and fastest drive thru restaurant. All I know is they're really good.
Stay Tuned the adventure (and maybe the griping) will continue tomorrow.