It is remotely possible that I post too much about The Thing. So this is the last post about The Thing. But, the next time you take Interstate 10 east from Tucson you must stop there. As I said last post, the new museum is worth the stop even if there were no Dairy Queen there.
I have a certain fascination for The Thing, a roadside attraction since the 60’s. I’ve blogged about it frequently: The Thing. It used to be just a novelty that was worth a stop on your trip down Interstate 10 in southeastern Arizona. But now… now, it’s a destination! The new museum adds a tremendous backstory for The Thing. The museum used to a 50-cent tour through unheated pole buildings featuring old stuff – cars, and farm equipment. Now it’s a beautifully done $5-tour ($4 with senior discount).
Sometimes I get obsessed with one thing; or in this case, The Thing. It seems like we stop there every time we take !10 towards Houston (and back). And, yes, there is a Dairy Queen there…
No trip on I10 east of Tuscon is complete without a stop to see The Thing (and get a Dairy Queen), On an earlier trip there was No Thing. This trip there was The Thing. But not is his usual location.
On our Thanksgiving journey to Kim’s by car, we passed Nothing… Nothing, Arizona. It’s on Route 93 north of Wickenberg and west of Bagdad. Arizona’s Bagdad does not contain the letter “h.”
The famous Arizona mystery of the desert was unavailable, but there was still interesting stuff there. Plus interesting absences on Motel Drive.