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tipis, arrows + a giant beetle!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Something I was really excited about seeing on the road trip was silly roadside attractions. I'm a huge fan of the Roadside America app, as you might have been able to tell since I mention it all the time. I was constantly on it looking for things nearby. It seemed we were on the right route though because before I could even get directions to some of these places we just stumbled upon them.
The first photo is of Wigwam Village, one of the few things on the trip we had actually planned before we left. I've been wanting to stay at a Wigwam Village for SO long. There are three remaining Wigwam Motels in the US so when I saw there was one kind of out by where we were going to be, it became a necessity. The room was pretty small, definitely out of date but still clean. I still really want to stay at the other two!
xoxo

All of the photos above were taken with a pentax k1000 and Fujifilm 35mm Superia X-TRA 400.

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  1. Great Post! I love Native American inspired themes, which actually honor that culture and are great design inspirations.
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  2. I love these photographs!! They are so Americana-esque. There is nothing more US than a serious roadtrip (I have an Australian friend who puts "staying in a motel" at the top of her to-do list when she next comes to visit just because it's SO American). And I've always wanted to stay in a teepee. Now I'm inspired to hit the road! xx

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    1. Haha, that's really funny about staying a motel! Are there not motels in Australia?

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  3. I was always curious as to what those tepee hotel rooms looked like on the inside. Did you happen to take any photos of the room?

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    1. I didn't, but there are some online.
      http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g31244-d113061-Reviews-Wigwam_Motel-Holbrook_Arizona.html

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  4. Ok, so I am kinda obsessed with that first photo you posted. If you ever start selling any of your photos, let me know! ;) Glad you had so much fun!

    xoxo - Kylee

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    1. Thanks Kylee! It's actually be something I've been thinking about doing soon! :)

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    2. Well if you do, I call dibs on that first photo ( if you chose to sell that one that is ) keep up the amazing work and awesome adventures! ♥️♥️♥️

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  5. beautiful! that wig wam motel is the only one i haven't stayed in! the one in san bernadino is the best I think. the one in cave city kentucky has definitely seen better days! my husband and i always talk about building one some day as a little lake house. wouldn't that be cute?

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    1. Hah! That would be super cute!

      So jealous you've stayed in the other two. Can't wait to cross those off my list someday.

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  6. Your trips are very cool. Interesting places
    xo

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  7. Ahh I've always wanted to stay in a wigwam hotel! Love the photos!

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  8. I'm seriously jealous of your road trip. This is amazing.

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  9. We stayed at the Wigwam motel on our recent TX to CA roadtrip and it was SO adorable. Most of these photos are of places we encountered as well. So glad you had a good time.
    xx Abby a geek tragedy

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  10. so kitsch! definitely going to try and stop in at one of them on my trip through America.

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  11. Thanks for posting this. My hubby and I were planning on this place as our next trip.

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