Put a Fork in it

Happy Labor Day Everyone!

I’m am writing this post from my beach front balcony in Virginia Beach, VA. The team is relishing a weekend off  after a crazy fun but busy month.

This past week we had BIG events and very warm welcomes.  Our first stop led us to Springfield, MO to the World’s Largest Fork.  The Fork is nearly as tall as the Noble & Associates building that it stands in front of. It just so happens that the lush vegetation at the base of the fork is sweet potato vines!  Noble & Associates are the brilliant minds behind some of the worlds largest brands. I absolutely loved picking their brains and they were so generous to indulge me.

The next day we woke up early and drove a few hours to Collinsville, IL to the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle.  The bottle is an old water tower that represented the Brooks Catsup factory down below. Many years after the factory closed the tower was in disrepair and in danger of being tore down. But new resident Judy DeMoisy rallied and raised enough money to restore it and saved a giant piece of Americana. Judy and her very talented, graphic designer, husband Mike Gassman do an incredible service for the entire town. They host an annual Catsup Bottle Festival and have designed loads of Brooks Catsup souvenirs.

We had so much fun at these stops and we hope to make more oddity type stops in our last couple months on the road. I discovered an awesome app http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/12188 that shows you what your close to anything that may be interesting.

Kristie

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