I found Mollie’s Nipple on the way to Purgatory. I can only assume Mollie is walking around with one nipple.
It’s a butte named “Mollie’s Nipple”. Makes you wonder if Mollie was a popular saloon gal back in the day. Or if she lost one in a bar fight.
Have you ever see a 100 year-old fruitcake? No, no, I’m not talking about an old gay guy. Geez, people. I mean an actual fruitcake. Found via RoadsideAmerica.com at the Hurricane Valley Heritage Museum, it was originally a four-layer wedding cake. Not sure when they ate the two missing layers, but unless they ate them with a hammer and chisel, it wasn’t anytime in the recent past.
How about a 66 year old slab of now-petrified bacon? No? Well, here ya go…
They also have a dinosaur museum in St George, UT. Now, before you go getting the idea that, like most museums, there are dinosaur statues all over the place you should know there are just two statues. Well, one and a half really. One is just a leg. Both are replicas.
However, what the dinosaur museum lacks in statues, it makes up for in tracks. Lots of dinosaur tracks. But you can’t get near them. Since the real tracks so far away, to help you better see where they are the museum folks made these little cartoon dinosaur feet, printed on squares of paper, stuck to popsicle sticks, and placed along the real tracks.
But the thing that’s had me laughing the hardest is Purgatory. Remember I told you guys I was headed for Hell? There really is an area of Utah called Purgatory.
The area was named by the early Latter Day Saint pioneers because they had such a miserable time crossing this part of the desert in their covered wagons. I guess the modern day Sheriff or Town Council decided it was a great name for a jail. I’d have to agree.
I’ll be leaving Purgatory soon and heading for Highway 40/Route 66 in Arizona soon. Or maybe Four Corners since I just found out it’s not that far away. Either way, I’m looking forward to the cooler weather!
Please feel free to suggest any funny, off-beat sights in your area. I get the best info from the locals! (Thanks to John in Utah for suggesting Mollie’s Nipple and Purgatory!)
Next up? I crash a castle.