At Sightings we want to get you excited about what's up at RoadsideAmerica.com. This might be a good time — Auld Lang Syne and all that — to share what we will and won't do to elevate your opinion of us.
For example, we would almost never ding your intelligence with a screaming, misleading headline such as "THE SWEETEST TRAVEL DESTINATION EVER" about Hershey's Chocolate Factory Tour. And we'd have to be pretty low on the ethical totem pole to call attention, out of context, to the NAKED BODIES mentioned elsewhere in this newsletter, or to try to deceive you with a sensational reference to the "DEATH SITE OF BONNIE AND CLYDE" when, in fact, its presence here is not nearly as lurid as that treatment might suggest.
Did we mention we won't be mentioning the NAKED BODIES yet? Oh, of course, yes, there it is in the previous paragraph.
So, anyway, straight talk, no humbug. Happy holidays from all of us at RoadsideAmerica.com, and please don't drive over THE DEAD DOROTHY FROM THE WIZARD OF OZ in your rush to get home.
Too busy for roadsiding during the holiday rush? No problem; we're dashing through the snow for you.
- West Virginia
After disappearing from Portland, Oregon, in 2009, Velveteria, the Museum of Velvet Art, has reappeared in an old Chinese restaurant in downtown LA, with more velvet unicorns and naked bodies than ever.
We bid farewell to The Flower Man, who for years was our favorite folk-art visionary in Houston. "I had this vision and it was just junk. You know, like a whirlwind goin' round and round? Pretty, pretty, pretty!"
In Littlerock, Washington, the mysterious Mima Mounds have baffled everyone for centuries. Now a California geologist says he's created a computer model that proves that the mounds were made by -- hyperactive gophers.
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Enjoy your holidays with the Yesteryear Ski Family!
The RoadsideAmerica.com Team