I’ve always wanted to see one of these in person...A Futuro house! These were designed by FInnish architect Matti Suuronen during the late 1960s, and were intended to serve as ski chalets. Made of fiberglass and plastic, less than 100 were built. Alot less than that remain in 2018. The one shown here is still in great shape, and is located in Milton, Delaware. There’s even a really nice gentleman who lives inside that took the time to talk to me about his home. #futurohome#futuro#roadsideamerica#roadsidewonders#roadside#home#UFO
I can't bring myself to carousel this drive. Left the house without a plan after days on end trying to think of somewhere to go with decent weather and lacking crowds on a holiday weekend. Commited to North and immediately hit traffic. Nearly decided to turn around and give up. Maybe its gotten too hard to run away without plans in 2018. Finally picked a new road to explore that was open. Found the best campsite on the river and then decided to leave it. Took another side road and spent hours going giddy about what we found around each new bend. Knew instantly this was the right place to stop.
Red Mountain Creek made me turn my car around and go back to see it without the blur of my cracked old windshield between us. Sometimes you just need to be with a place, alone, with nothing between you as a buffer. #colorfulcolorado
If you're ever in the vicinity of Goodland, Kansas you might enjoy stopping in town to see the giant easel. It's 80 ft tall and holds a 32'x24' representation of one of Van Gogh's "Sunflower" paintings. (painted by Cameron Cross, a Canadian artist). The easel is built of steel, weighing 45,000 lbs with supports sunk 35' in the ground. No prairie winds are going to pull this down! Pretty cool thing to see. (facts found on www.roadsideamerica.com)
We had an amazing time in the Everglades today! * Make sure to read to the end for the hack *Max got to chase Grasshoppers (and be spit on), get up close with an 8 ft Alligator, see how an airboat has no motor in the water, hold the head of a 12 foot Alligator, rescue a dragonfly from a spider web and help it fly, learn about watershed and canal systems, and more! Now, here’s the hack: This all occurred in a roadside parking lot. Yep. I think sometimes we make too many plans. While I wish we would have been able to stop at Everglades National Park, it just wasn’t in the cards. So we stopped at a roadside overlook and rest stop. I don’t know how many times we have done this, but for ages it’s been a favorite. There happened to be an airboat tour gearing up, and they let us check out their boat and materials. The nature, it was all there to see! No expectations, little to no cost, just stop somewhere and choose JOY.