I know I’ve talked about Jason Davis on here before because Paul and I just love his show On The Road Again. It’s on every Sunday night and I tape it and we watch it when nothing is on. When this came on last week, if I had false teeth, they would have fallen out. I LOVED stopping at this place when I was a kid on the way to Canada to visit grandma and grandpa. Treasure City.
My poor dad. He hated stopping here. He’d try and bribe us with anything so we wouldn’t have to stop. As an adult, I understand this but back then, we loved going inside and looking at all that junk. I’d kind of forgotten it. We stopped going to Canada that way when #94 came to be and we bypassed it. So when this came on, I was happily put back at that time. It was really neat but boy, has it ever changed.
It used to be mainly outside and they had all the goodies in wooden like trough’s. Now it’s a great big junk store all inside. Man, I’m gonna go there. Anyone want to go with?? It’s not very far from here. If you know me in real life, you know I LOVE JUNK. It doesn’t matter where I travel or where I go, I love to stop at these kind of tourist traps. You should have seen me at Wall Drug!!! They couldn’t drag me out of there. Again, all JUNK. When we were at the Wisconsin Dells a few years ago, I was in tourist trap glee.
What really stuck me funny was in the video when the little old lady who’s the owners mother in law said she can’t believe the stuff people will buy and they bring their loot to the cashier, they laugh at them when they leave!! That is so funny but I’m one of the people they laugh at. It’s just an uncontrollable urge I have for junk. I get some of this stuff home and wonder what in the world I was thinking. When Darryl and I went on our road trip to WA, we stopped at all kinds of goofy places like this and we had so many laughs.
So I’m wondering, what were some of your favorite places to stop as a child and if you are a junk lover? I mean, we know Sue got Nikki a coconut bra in Hawaii but how many of you have a pink flamingo magnet with Wisconsin Dells on it???