Get Thee to an Adventure

After last weekend’s bacon binge, we’ve committed to getting out of the house and unclogging the arterial ducts. Couch surfing will have to wait until cold weather kicks in – or the next Ice Age arrives, whichever comes first. Finish up that business stuff and kick it to the curb. Weekends are fun time, family time, and foolish time.

On our agenda over the next two days is silliness. Sublime ridiculous absurdity, of which much abounds in our neck of the woods. If you don’t live in the Pacific Northwest (and sadly, not everyone can), I bet you can find similar eventful locations to treasure in your own backyard. A little internet surfing can produce amazing results – places that may startle your wits and make you wonder about the local populous.

We’re off to visit:

1. Marsh’s Free Museum (home of Jake the Alligator Man)

2. Bigfoot’s Steakhouse (where the Big Guy eats)

3. Voodoo Doughnuts (Zombies like sweets too)

4. Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe (the requisite biannual visit)

5. Mima Mounds (lunatic formation ideas abound)


Go adventuring. Take the road less traveled. This is the only life you get, so use it wisely. I guess that isn’t strictly true in terms of world beliefs. Okay. This is the life you have right now, get living! 

What’s on your weekend adventure slate? Offer up a fun destination – we all like to travel. What’s the silliest, craziest, or scariest place you’ve found?

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  1. #1 by Kristal Lee on August 26, 2011 - 9:45 pm

    I won't be this weekend, but sometime soon Professor X and I will head off to Medieval Times.

  2. #2 by Tameri Etherton on August 26, 2011 - 11:50 pm

    Jake scares me.Um, weekend adventures… I think we're going to the beach. Not silly, or crazy, or scary, but close. That, or Disneyland one more time before school starts. OR, I'll google a bunch of silly/crazy/scary places and we'll have an adventure. I like this option. You've inspired me!

  3. #3 by Lesann Berry on August 27, 2011 - 12:19 am

    Medieval anything is both fun and a little scary.Jake is alarming, and oddly enough I've seen his cousin in Arizona at some skanky tourist trap (about 20 years ago). This must reflect something about my personality. Hmm.If you find something really kooky – share please!

  4. #4 by jennifer tanner on August 27, 2011 - 4:02 am

    I like weird roadside attractions…i.e..the world's largest ball of string. 🙂 Have fun this weekend.

  5. #5 by Lesann Berry on August 27, 2011 - 6:42 pm

    I love roadside attractions too! I even have a future post half-written about some of the more ridiculous things I've seen. We might have to take time and run past the largest frying pan (so they claim).

  6. #6 by megannafke on August 30, 2011 - 4:07 am

    Is it odd that I find the Zombie donuts delicious? Thanks for the wonderful links. I love wacky spots to check out. I would check them all out if I could

  7. #7 by Lesann Berry on August 30, 2011 - 5:23 am

    Donuts are hard to pass up – even for zombies. My current favorite is a glazed maple bar with a slice of rendered bacon on top. Yep…pure unadulturated evil. And about a zillion calories.I love road trips comprised of ridiculous places and stops.

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