Ok, back to Baker. (If this is your first time here and you actually want the back story, you can start reading here. However, it is not absolutely necessary.)
Before we get to the World's Largest Thermometer! I feel the need to mention another stop in Baker. One that made Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" featured on the Food Network, The Mad Greek. Signs were everywhere clamoring for my attention stating they were "World Famous." However, I was not that hungry, I am not a huge fan of Greek food, and I had my sites set on bigger things. Much. Bigger. Although, in hindsight, I could kick myself for not at least taking pictures of the place. But, like I said, I was preoccupied. That and I had my Mom's voice nagging me about the whole "Ball of Twine" thing.
SO, HERE IT IS:
|THE WORLD'S LARGEST THERMOMETER!!!|
I know. I know. So many questions. Let me toss some answers out there. No, that thing with the circles isn't the thermometer, the skinny rod looking thing next to it is. That big long boxy thing next to it is the temperature display. No, I don't know what the temp was because either it wasn't hot enough to register, too hot to register (which I doubt) or it wasn't working. That, or I'm just blind. *shrug* No, that isn't haze. It was crystal clear that day. It was the filter on my camera. If by "filter" you mean smudge on the lens and if by "camera" you mean my crap ass phone. And finally, no, I was not completely disappointed. Why?
Because of this man!
|(picture taken by Bruce's filter free camera)|
No, your eyes do NOT deceive you. That is indeed Bob's Big Boy!!!!
And my awkward children.
Yo! Big Boy! Stop starin' at my daughter like that.
I consoled myself by taking more pictures.
I don't know about you, but I think the smu...errr...filter made the pictures look more retro. Ya. No? Oh. Eh, oh well.
So, that was The World's Largest *cough* Thermometer. Probably not what I built it up to be. However, I loved every minute of it and just had to share. Why? Because stopping at an ultra cheesy, touristy, "Oh my God, Really?" pits stop on side of the highway, claiming to be "The Home of The World's _________," has long been a kitschy, trappy, clique dream of mine since I can remember. (thanks mom.) It even made it on my insane bucket list.
A list so insane, I just might have to share it with you someday. ;0)