Taking a Road Trip Down Some Silly Streets [PHIL-OSOPHY]
It's summertime, and I'd like to take you on a road trip to fascinating places I've been that all have one thing in common: funny, unforgettable and amazing street names.
Let's start just north of one of my hometowns, Hot Springs, Arkansas, with a trip down Malfunction Junction into Kingston, Ark. Please don't ask what is there to do in Kingston! Right off of Highway 298 E in Story, Arkansas, visit a tourist-friendly crystal mine, experience great fishing, and travel down Farfrompoopen Road--no relation to Constipation Ridge in Tennessee.
One of the wackiest places, Psycho Path in Traverse City, Michigan, is a fun place to visit during their annual Cherry Festival. Celeste and I drove through the beautiful Smokey Mountains, and in Franklin, North Carolina, where you can do some gem mining and tubing, you've gotta snap a photo of Lois Lane. Divorce Court near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania off I-81 in Heather Highlands is also worth a stop.
Have you visited Flutie Pass in Natick on your way to Ken's Steak House? Next time you're on Nantucket, look out for the buried munitions from World War II, and don't hand feed the great white sharks near Whereowhere Drive.
On my bucket list is one of my old Talk America Radio Network affiliate towns, Hilo, Hawaii and PeePee Falls.
Now it's your turn. Have you gone down the road of some weird, odd or wacky name? Tell me where and a little about your road trip experience!
Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.