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What Happens When A Small-Town Family Visits The "World's Largest"... Whatever!


I’m a sucker for “Top Ten” lists. The promising alliteration makes my pupils dilate with excited anticipation. Over the past few months, several print and online publications have embraced the road trip and presented their own lists of America’s top roadside attractions. When I read these, I’m at once enthralled at learning what’s out there, and bummed about what I haven’t seen yet.

Check these out, and tell us what you’ve seen on these lists. What’s missing from these lists?

Top 50 American Roadside Attractions from TIME magazine

15 Ways to Enjoy Your Summer / Visit an Original from Parade magazine

America’s strangest roadside attractions from msnbc.com

15 Must-See Roadside Attractions from WomansDay.com

Pull Over! 10 American Roadside Attractions Worth Stopping For from Nileguide.com

Top 10: Roadside Americana from AskMen.com

Yesterday we saw a rented RV on the road, and I said to Matt, “maybe we should rent one next summer and take a cross-country RV adventure. I need to see the world’s largest ball of twine in Kansas.”

World's largest ball of twineI was hardly surprised by his smirk and raised eyebrow, because this has been an idea of his for a few years. But now that it’s MY idea, you see, it’s viable. 🙂  Actually, his version emerged two years ago, when The Girl was still a toddler. And it involved more than a week on Route 66. So naturally, it didn’t happen.

Is it too early to load a countdown clock widget for the Go BIG Summer 2011 Road Trip?!

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