date Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 3:40 PM
Well, I'm bored at work! Here is a future road trip that we can go on - or not - after I get my license:First Leg: Ithaca to ClevelandRoute
If we're feeling detourish, the World's Largest Mary Statue
far out of the way. Also, there's the One and Only Presidential Museum
, which I can't even begin to explain. I don't know how I've never heard of this before, but oh man, is my
mind blown! No really. I think we HAVE to go there.
And once we make it to "The Mistake on the Lake"... well... duh. There's the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame
, where we can see pieces of Otis Redding's airplane and (OMG!) Slash's top hat and leather jacket!!!
After that, we can move on to the World's Largest Rubber Stamp
. Uhh... that's the best I could find. Cleveland's a little dull. Onward to "Porkopolis"!Second Leg: Cleveland to CincinnatiRoute
On the way we can stop at the Biblewalk and Living Bible Museum
in Mansfield, Ohio - Ohio's only life-sized wax museum! How can you not want to see a giant statue of Job covered in boils?
In Fairfield, right outside of Cincinnati, we can tour Jungle Jim's International Market
, where "a full-size authentic horse-drawn buggy looms over the Amish-style meats and groceries section, and a large animated lion dressed like Elvis sings every five minutes on a glittery stage." Displays include dancing animatronic animals, an authentic shrimp boat, and even a fire truck suspended over 1,000 different hot sauces. (FYI, this was the original inspiration for this trip).
And you know there's no way I'm leaving the Queens City without a trip to the Passenger Pigeon Memorial Hut
at the Cincinnati Zoo! Remind me to bring tissues for that one.Third Leg: Cincinnati to PittsburghRoute
On the way we can stop in Seaman, Ohio and visit the Alexander Salamon Airport! And, since Columbus is on the way, why not stop over at the Topiary French People
? It's free.
First stop in the City of Steel? If it's still there, how about checking out Andy Warhol's Stuffed Great Dane
? Or Fredosaurus Rex
- an eight-foot-tall T-Rex dressed like Mr. Rogers! There's also St. Anthony's Chapel
- home to 5,000 religious relics.
I don't really know why I think I like Pittsburgh so much, but if we luck out with the weather I'd be really happy wandering around the different bridges and neighborhoods. Oo! And maybe we could find the office where Berkman tried to kill Frick!!! Exciting!
Okay, I totally fell asleep during "The Dawn of the Dead", but I'm willing to give it another go and then pilgrimage over to the mall where the movie was filmed
. I sure do like me some zombie movies!
And, of course, depending on our timing, we could possibly check out a Penguins game! God I hate those guys
. I bet it'd be a real blast to see them waddling and crying all over the Igloo. Boohoo!
Okay, that's all I got.Return Route
What do you think, mommele?