It seems I’m impossibly behind with the blog & Flickr. But I will try to do a little catching up here and there. If it rains or I get sucky weather, I’ll dig in at the computer to get out of this rut. Tonight, I’m in Ogden — on the night of day 4. Things are going very well and I should start the Idaho portion of the trip tomorrow. But right now — let’s get back to the very recent past.
Let’s start out with this batch from Beaver:
I’m thinking that star or snowflake was probably a later add-on — and who know what color the sign was originally:
Another one from Beaver — multi-media with multi details: flag, fonts, plastic and neon:
This painted wooden sign hangs in front of Beaver Sport & Pawn:
Like so many theatres in small town America, the Beaver Theatre has been closed for a while with ever-changing businesses in the wings:
Moving on to Milford:
Next door to the hotel:
A really interesting faded double layer of paint. It appears the green was first:
Some signs from Cedar City:
On to Fillmore — nice painted wood pair of pizza chefs flippin’ pizzas:
There was neon and better graphics originally — but this is still cute, nevertheless. The character was probably meant to be yawning and stretching but it looks more like he’s about to box with someone:
From Salina. I actually bought two slices of pie — one for then and one for the next day. But Nik got the chocolate cream and left me with the cherry pie. Long story but a cop had parked behind me to complain that I wasn’t all the way over inside the white line. I explained that I only was taking a photo but then on impulse, ran inside to get the pie. Anyhow, the cop let me go after many long minutes on his cruiser radio — but I paid a heavy price! Nik had chocolate all over his face so it was clear who the culprit was. For a nearly blind dog, his sense of smell has been escalated. He normally rides in the very back of the van — but he’s been up front most of the day now waiting for me to screw up again.
From Mount Pleasant. I assume this is “real” (vintage not reconstructed or fantasy) — way up high on the top of a building:
A trifecta from downtown Helper:
From Price — a cheap overlay on the face of the silver dollar has mostly peeled away:
Last one for the night — the Commercial Club from Duchesne. The bottom reads “Sportsman’s Hdqtrs”:
After Duchesne, it was a long, long mountainous drive back to civilization (Richfield for the night). I think I answered a few emails and cropped a few photos before passing out.
I’ll try to get another post out tomorrow night.