We spent the weekend in Dubois, WY (now before you read further please note that the residents of this small town insist it is pronounced dew-boyz---I know, whatever). Eric had a work conference and Cordelia and I decided to tag along for the fun of it. The population of the town is 971 so I think you get a picture of what I mean when I say small town!
We stayed at the Twin Pines Lodge in an absolutely charming little cabin. We had a very relaxed visit, but while we were there we noticed one strange thing about this very small town....they have a lot of large stuff. Spotting the oversize offerings became something of a sport for us. I am here to report back to you with our findings...
Giant Jackalope (for you non-westerners jackalope = antelope + jack rabbit). This bad boy was located out front of a convenience store, vegans should never never enter that store.
Large black bear giving a ferocious welcome outside of an inn.
Giant fish and fishing reel in front of gas station
Monster elk outside of the KOA
Giant birthday cake for the 10th anniversary of the town library.
A giant cow skull over the entrance of a laundromat.
I wonder if this phenomena is specific to Dubois (dew-boyz) or if it is something that happens in other small towns. Further investigation is required.
Oh and I don't know how this fits with the theme, but I just felt like sharing.
We really loved the unique and personalized touch that the residents of Dubois (dew-boyz) brought to their town.