A Whole Lotta Personality


There’s a lot of personality in this picture. I love old license plates and the gas pump is gorgeous. If I had a garage I’d probably have a collection of vintage gas and oil pieces (so it’s probably good that I don’t have a garage).

You can see this and other odd scenes at Hole in the Rock near Moab, Utah.



Roadside Attractions

Hole overview.JPGRoadside attractions are part of the fun of any road trip. Yes, sometimes they’re corny and a little pointless but a good roadside attraction will often rank one of the most memorable parts of your trip.

There is a real oddity just outside Moab, Utah. It’s called Hole in the Rock and it’s a fun stop if you’re traveling down US 191.

Essentially, it’s a giant sandstone rock that’s been carved up into living space. It’s a quarter mile high and about a mile around the base. The folks who turned the rock into a home for their family took twenty years to do so. In addition to living here, they operated a diner and eventually began giving tours.

Today you can receive a brief guided tour for just $6 and hear all about the unusual home which has been lovingly maintained with its mid twentieth century furnishings. They don’t allow pictures inside so I sadly have no images to share.

IMG_1702They also have a petting zoo on site (which we didn’t tour), a handful of gift shops and a wealth of novelties to look at.

It’s the most unusual home I’ve ever seen and the whole place is just a neat stop where you can stretch your legs, buy a cold drink and have a look around.

Want to learn more? Visit Hole In The Rock Online!