Summer Trip – Day 9 / Eastern Oregon & Northern California

Picking up in Klamath Falls, OR where we left off last night:


At the bottom of the pole:


This one in Klamath Falls is a mystery to me.  It’s on the roof of Basin Glass.  The fisherman and fish are made out of little bulbs and/or LED tubing.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t lit at night — I tried!


This one is in Lakeview, OR.  I’m a sucker for mortar & pestle signs:

There are loads of drive-thru coffee kiosks in Oregon & Washington.  You can’t drive a mile without seeing one.  And on this trip with 100+ temperatures nearly every day, I stopped at a lot of them for iced Cold Brews.  Yes, even the little one-of-kind places are keeping pace with Starbucks — you just have to ask because it’s usually not on their little menu boards.  Anyway.  The dogs LOVE these places because all of them give the dogs biscuits.  I can barely get my coffee ordered and safely back in the van with Gremmie and Nik-y hanging out the window drooling and watching the attendant’s every move.  Well, Nik (the black & white dog) isn’t watching since he can’t see but the second I roll down the window and start talking to somebody, he knows the deal:


They don’t want the change — they want more of those biscuits, please!


Crossing over into California now.  The Burney Bowl is, naturally, in Burney:


These two signs are also in Burney:




Susanville has a lot of great signs — here are just a few:

Obviously, there was neon here originally.  I think the bowling ball looks more like an Oreo:


These two signs are at the same place:



Here’s what the sign above looked like originally when it had that panel in place:

There are two of these pretty much identical bulb arrow add-on signs across the street from each other at different businesses:


This former A&W building and sign are also in Susanville.  This is the stubbier smaller pilgrim hat variety.  I like this re-use with the little pagoda-esque projections at the corners.  Lots more of these buildings all over the country — photos at my website starting at this page:



Moving on to Chester, CA:



Two separate signs for the restaurant & motel:



Last one for this post — the final stop for the night was in Red Bluff.  Only a few signs were lit.  Love the simulated wood letters:


One more post to go!


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5 thoughts on “Summer Trip – Day 9 / Eastern Oregon & Northern California

  1. I love your blog. The fisherman looks like the Christmas drive thru lights they put up in Fort Smith Creekmore Park each year. Maybe that will help you identify it. Take care. T

  2. I have pics of the inside of the Grand Cafe in Susanville and the Timber House in Chester before they closed. Both were amazing time machines! – Dean

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