This is the first of two little four-day California weekend trips to roadtest Gator to make sure she is ready for the big summer trip. There will be another four-day, Northern California trip in May.
Let’s start with this cute and cheery sign in Orcutt:
This nifty sign in Santa Maria has, yes, a fun saguaro but also corrugated plastic (fiberglass?) panels and stick-on letters which are getting really rare now. Usually, the letters fall off and these guys get replaced with flat, backlit plastic panels.
This rusty-crusty sign is in Fresno:
Another long-neglected sign in Fresno:
If you didn’t know by now, the Big Star Motel sign in Fresno:
… had its neon and bulbs removed and was repainted last year:
This sign is in Visalia. I’m puzzled by what the bottom panel read:
I believe this sign in Bakersfield was painted earlier this year:
I’m a big fan of train cars converted to restaurants (loads of them at my website). Here’s one in Half Moon Bay:
Let’s close this post with a welcome arch sign in Castroville (Gator on the left says “hi” – and Orbit poses on the dash):
Back real soon with more.
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