April 23, 2009

We’ve left Maryland, heading South toward Florida. For more than one hundred miles we have been laughing over billboards with silly enticements to get us to stop at what surely is a highlight on RoadsideAmerica.com. I guess we’re just drawn to this kinda stuff, there’s a similar attraction on I-90 in South Dakota, Wall Drug, we couldn’t resist stopping there last spring either. This area was originally founded as a beer stand back in 1950, expanded to sell trinkets and kitsch items the area now covers more than a square mile. One hint for the researchers out there – to support himself through college, the U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke used to work summers here. Where am I? First five correct answers will be awarded a souvenir.

Billboards along the way include:

Keep America Green! Bring Money!

Everything old is new again!

Time for a PAWS?

ROCKET CITY! The Fireworks Supermarket

Keep yelling, kids! (They’ll stop.)

And, my all time favorite (be sure to check back tomorrow and see the video) –

You Never Sausage a Place! You’re Always a Wiener at….Pedro’s South of the Border.

Here is a three minute video capturing some of the billboards along the I-95, though they are hard to read I do say most of them out loud as we pass.

Pedro’s South of the Border is the right answer. This game is now closed

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