MoapaPk wrote:Oddly enough, my relatives lived in the real Podunk-- in Massachusetts, about 10 miles or so west of Worcester. The town was disincorporated, but the Podunk Road
MoapaPk wrote:And there was a gas station in Rachel back then! Now if you arrive at Rachel on fumes, the Little A'Le'Inn Cafe will sell you a gallon of gas in a can, maybe.
JHH60 wrote:MoapaPk wrote:Oddly enough, my relatives lived in the real Podunk-- in Massachusetts, about 10 miles or so west of Worcester. The town was disincorporated, but the Podunk Road
I think it's now the Podunk Pike. My ex's family lived in N. Brookfield -it was very much a podunk town.
MoapaPk wrote:I still have family near there in N Brookfield. Been in that area for over 350 years.
Greg Enright wrote:One of the alien gift shops was closed down last time I went through Rachel. The recession is hitting the Martians too.
seano wrote:lcarreau wrote:
My favorites are the signs where the standard format is clearly:
But they can't think of a "next podunk," so they just leave it blank; it seems like mostly a Nevada thing. Something like:
- First podunk.
- Next podunk.
- Insanely far away actual town or city.
- 24mi Rocky Seep
- ∞mi Tonopah
surgent wrote:Still, these desert towns have character and it's sad to see them decline. The palm-tree designs in Desert Center (I-10, Riverside County) have died and fallen over. The dinosaurs in Cabazon (see Pee Wee Herman's Big Adventure) are still there but have been surrounded now by outlet malls and "gas plazas". I recall the restaurant there simply had "EAT" in big letters. What more do you need to know?
Bubba Suess wrote:Not that any of these musings have anything to do with anything
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