One of the things that I love most about going camping is that it allows me to see and experience other parts of the country that I wouldn’t normally get to see.
For my family, half the fun is exploring those odd little out of the way places or festivals that are fun and often less visited than the typical big amusement park or National Park. Big crowds? Who needs them.
It is the quirkiness that attracts us to some of these vacation destinations and finding them just became a lot easier for us.
Just recently I came a cross a cool site called RoadsideAmerica.com. Perhaps you have heard of it? I know that I haven’t. On the surface it promises to make finding those precious camping vacation destinations and side road trips even easier to locate. I’ll give you a couple of examples.
Did you know that Albino/ White Squirrels even existed? I didn’t. I have seen red, brown, grey and even black ones, but white ones I have never seen.
But Roadside has an article that you can read here ( White Squirrel Wars) about five towns ( four in the U.S. and one in Canada) that have populations of White Squirrels. Each town claims to be famous for the squirrels.
If furry creatures aren’t your style, how about some really tiny churches? As strange as it may seem, Roadside has collected a nice selection of noteworthy smaller than normal churches from all over the country. Just don’t plan on any large weddings inside of these miniscule buildings.
Some of my favorite places to visit are Mystery Spots. These are places where the laws of physics are thrown out the window and the seemingly impossible is brought in.
You may have seen the pictures where chairs balance off of walls, brooms standing on end and not falling down or even tennis balls that roll up hill.
What causes these anomalies to occur in Nature? Who knows. It is anyone’s guess. A vortex, gravity wells, optical illusions? Any and all could be the real reason behind these seemingly unexplained phenomena, but the main thing for me is having fun experiencing them first hand.
RoadsideAmerica.com is definitely one of those websites that you should book mark and visit frequently. I know that I will!