Unusual Roadside Attractions

Sometimes we stop to see unusual roadside attractions as we wander around America.

We had to take a tour of the Hammer Museum
Hammer Museum in Haines, Alaska
Bigfoot on the road to Pikes Peak in Colorado
The Bat Tower, Sugarloaf Key
The Bat Tower, Sugarloaf Key, Florida
Smallest Church in America in Ochopee, Florida
Smallest Post Office in America in Ochopee, Florida
Smallest Church in America
Smallest Church in America, Townsend, Georgia
The Iron Horse on Highway 15 in Green County, Georgia
The Iron Horse on Highway 15 in Green County, Georgia
Green Giant Statue in Blue Earth, MN
Green Giant Statue in Blue Earth, MN
South of the Border, South Carolina
Wall Drug Store in Wall, South Dakota
The Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota
We visited Superman in Metropolis, Illinois
Superman Statue in Metropolis, Illinois
Cadillac Ranch near Amarillo, Texas
Big Blue Crab in Rockport, Texas
John Henry Statue, Talcott, West Virginia

What kind of unusual attractions have you seen in your travels?

Day 36: Fresh Crabs for Dinner

Day 36: Thursday, June 20, 2013

One of the things on my list of things to do in Alaska was to eat some fresh crabs right from the dock. Thanks to Joyce, the great owner of the Oceanside RV Park where we are staying, I crossed that off my list on Thursday night.

I went for an early morning walk around the harbor and then hoping to see some more Bald Eagles, we drove a few miles down the road to Chilcoot Lake in Chilcoot State Park and along Mud Bay Road to the seafood cannery.

Then we went down to the dock to help clean today’s catch of 38 Dungeness Crabs.

A trip to the Hammer Museum sounded like a fun way to spend the afternoon before dinner.

Finally, it was time to eat!

Joyce, the owner of Oceanside RV Park, often puts on a crab boil or salmon bake for her guests. Joyce organizes everything, teaches everyone how to clean them, and then cooks them. Everyone brought a covered dish and paid for however many crabs they wanted. After we ate our fill of our six crabs we picked the rest and froze it for later in the trip.

Joyce is one of the hardest working RV park owners we have ever seen and goes out of her way to make you feel at home. If you are going to Haines, Oceanside RV Park is the only place to stay. This is NOT a paid advertisement! She doesn’t even know I’m posting this.