Friday, August 31, 2012

Lil Dude Troll in Hurricane Isaac

Lil Dude Troll braving Hurricane Isaac!

Hold on, Lil Dude!

I got ya! I won't let go!

No trolls were harmed in the making of these photos.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

On Route 66 at The Rainbow Arch Bridge

At the Marsh Arch Rainbow bridge on Route 66 outside of Baxter Springs, Kansas. Built in 1923, this is the last one of its kind still open to auto traffic on Route 66.

Be sure to read the human version of the Daddy Daughter Mother-Road Trip here.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Troll and Mater

On Route 66 at "4 Women on the Route" in Galena, Kansas. 4 Women on the Route is an historic restored Kan-O-Tex gas station that is home to the original International tow truck which was the inspiration for "Tow Mater" in the Disney animated film Cars.

At the historic Kan-O-Tex gas station, purchased by 4 ladies
who spent a lot of time and money to restore it to its
original 1930's condition.

Lil Dude Troll on the 1951 International tow truck
which was the inspiration for Tow Mater.

Melba Rigg, self-proclaimed Mouth of the South and an
all-around most interesting person. She is 1 of the 4
women who own the restored station.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Bonnie & Clyde Shootout House

On April 1, 1933, Bonnie & Clyde Barrow & other members of their gang rented this garage apartment at 3347 ½ Oak Ridge Dr. in Joplin, Missouri. A shootout with police took place here and although the outlaws got away, police found a treasure of items in the house, including the famous picture of Bonnie holding a gun and smoking a cigar.

At the Bonnie & Clyde house in Joplin, Missouri

See the full story here.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Trolls At Play

Not many people know that Trolls can fly.

They love to fly!

They don't get tired.

They'll fly all day and into the night if you let them!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Troll & Friends

Lil Dude visiting his friends Panik and Phidjit. Sadly, Panik went to that big tank in the sky recently. He was a good phish; never kept the family up at night, never had an accident on the carpet. Attended by a solemn group of family and friends, he was given a proper burial in the flower bed next to the pond. Cause of death is unknown, but everyone agrees the circumstances are pretty fishy. RIP Panik.

Panik (on the left) and Phidjit.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Troll Chillin' In Chicago

Lil Dude Troll spent a few days at the Renaissance Downtown Chicago. Fancy!

View from one of the 2 huge windows in the room.

Checking out the nice bathroom.

Oooo! Expensive salon-type soap & shampoo!

Checking out the $4.00 bottles of water. At that price, the
stuff must be from the Fountain of Youth!

Supper in the hotel restaurant. $14 hamburger and
Whataburger was better!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Flying to Chicago

Troll at Little Rock Airport
At the Little Rock, Arkansas Airport ready to head out to Chicago.

Troll on plane
Buckled up for takeoff!
Troll flying in an airplane
Flying the friendly skies!

No peanuts or snacks, but at least they still give tomato juice.

Troll at Chicago O'Hare Airport
Safe & sound in Chicago, Illinois at O'Hare Airport. Woo Hoo!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

At The Route 66 Drive-In

The 66 Drive-in theater on Route 66 in Carthage, Missouri. Opened on September 22, 1949. Closed in 1985, the grounds were used as a salvage yard until it was renovated and re-opened on April 18, 1998.

troll at the 66 Drive-In on Route 66 in Carthage Missouri
66 Drive-In Theatre on Route 66 in Carthage, Missouri

Monday, August 6, 2012

On Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri

Along Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri.

Route 66 Troll at the Gillioz Theatre in Springfield Missouri
At the Gillioz Theatre on Route 66. First opened in 1926.

Route 66 Central Square Springfield Missouri
At the fountain in the Central Square
where Wild Bill Hickok had a gunfight.
See the write up

Thursday, August 2, 2012

On Route 66 - Big Piney & A Turtle Ride

On Route 66 in Missouri near Devil's Elbow.

On Route 66, bridge over the Big Piney River

Saw this turtle crossing the road. When it made it into the
grass, Lil Dude decided to hitch a ride! Could this be the
first ever troll turtle wrangler?