Sunday, February 6, 2011

Traveling North

Did you know that the distance between Norway and Paris is only one mile? As we roam life's roads, we use signs to keep us moving forward in our wanderings. This one posted today could really confuse your journey. Famous for over 50 years, this familiar signpost might cause the unknowing traveler a good double take, if caught by surprise. If not first hand, you might have seen it on a postcard advertising our state as, 'Welcome to Maine: the way life should be'. It's located in Lynchville, Maine(no, I don't know where this name derives from). I do know that this sign directs motorists to places all over the world like Norway, Mexico and China... Maine. There are other Maine destinations too like: Stockholm, Madrid, Egypt, Moscow, Athens, Lisbon, Lebanon and Vienna(pronounced vye ENNA). This signpost might go quite a distance proving that J.R.R. Tolkien quote, "Not all those who wander are lost", wrong!

22 comments:

  1. I'm ready to set off down the roads that sign points to.

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  2. That's a very interesting sign, would be nice if all was so near... Maybe in the future when we learn to bend space and time... :)
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  3. Great sign--makes me wonder about the people who did the naming--did they have an agreement, a pact? (You don't have to answer that.)

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  4. Hey, cool signpost.
    Maybe the namers just wanted to feel like they were 'home'. MB

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  5. I like this sign...I could use a visit to Mexico right now.

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  6. Let's start at the top and take off! What a charming sign and more so with the snow... good thing, I guess since you have plenty.

    G

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  7. I say we all head to Paris! Genie can be our tour guide. Wonderful sign!

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  8. Ah...but do you need a passport to go to these places?

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  9. marchin O'neachtainFebruary 6, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Reminds me of my favorite Quote:
    "If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there"

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  10. What a sense of humor someone in Maine had when they named the towns. Either they wanted to confuse outsiders to keep them out or they longed for their various points of origin. Eithe way, its fun today.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  11. Nice bench to sit and muse about where to go on holiday!

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  12. Funny post. I would start in Norway, then walk to Paris.

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  13. Love it! If only travel was so fast and easy.

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  14. I'm surprised they didn't mention miles to EAGAN from there! I guess it's about 3.5 miles......
    Happy hiking

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  15. I like the idea of pulling out all of Maine's foreign place names and putting them on a sign to confuse folks. A bit of humor goes a long way. -- barbara

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  16. Ah, you Maine folks: humor you've got! I love it! I didn't know there was a Paris in Maine. Or a Norway. Or ... well, you get the picture!

    You got the picture! Cute.

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  17. That is a great sign. I've always loved it, but my favorite has to be "Cowshit Corner."

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  18. Interesting thought and quirky little sign :)

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  19. I have learnt something new!:)

    greetings from NORWAY.

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