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- Benicia, California - Ghost Fleet
Five ships remain that have as yet to be broken down for scrap -- a sad end for these vessels.[Martin Hafer, 05/02/2016]
- Lake Herman Rd., Benicia, CA
- From east, I-80 to I-680 south; from west, I-80 to I-780, east to I-680.View from a vista spot off of I-680 at Lake Herman Rd. Exit east of Benicia.
- Visible from shore.
- Amboy, California - Amboy Lions
We stop monthly on our way to Laughlin, and were sad to see that someone shot up one of the two lions, apparently with a high-powered weapon. A scribbled apology left on a piece of desert driftwood said that the shooter did not realize the lions were precious and thought them to be "targets."
The sign-in book was also missing, perhaps blown off with the impact. Sad, but glad to see that the other statue was mostly intact, and the book there remains with many traveler notes left of appreciation and wonder of what the lions are about. Hopefully there will be no more incidents like this so that visitors on Route 66 from all over the world do not get the wrong impression of us.[Globert and Donbert, 05/02/2016]
- Route 66, Amboy, CA
- Route 66, east of Amboy, between the town and Kelbaker Rd.
Foamhenge: The megalithic masterpiece has been given "the official pink slip" by the state of Virginia and will be gone by August 1st, 2016. [05/02/2016] Complete Story...
- Hwy 11 South, Natural Bridge, VA
- I-81 exit 180. On a bluff set back from the southbound side of Hwy 11, just south of the Natural Bridge Petting Zoo, one mile north of Natural Bridge. You need to be driving southbound to see it. Gate at base of hill leading to Foamhenge is sometimes locked, but visitors can walk around the gate to visit Foamhenge.
- Will move to new location by August 2016.
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A large chain bolted to an even larger rock at the top of a mountain has spared from destruction the little town below -- or so the story goes. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [05/01/2016]
$5 to see a drive-thru tree is probably worth it if you're in the area. The gift shop is unimpressive. But it is a redwood tree that you can drive through, so go ahead and do it if you get a chance.[Martin Hafer, 05/01/2016]
There are only a handful of grandfathered drive-thru trees in the U.S., plus a few more that you can walk through.
- 67402 Drive Thru Tree Rd, Leggett, CA
- At Leggett turn west from US 101 onto Hwy 1, then immediately turn south onto Hwy 271. Drive south for around a mile, and you'll see the entrance sign on the right (west side) for Drive-Thru Tree Park.
- $5.00 per car
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