August 11, 2010

Tourist Traps

Ugggh! Looks like they broke Flickr while I was gone. Don't you just love it when you PAY for a service and they decide to change everything so that you can no longer use it for the purposes you bought it for? Hopefully they will get the photo sharing options working for everyone again soon, otherwise this blog is going to be getting mighty boring fast with no piccies to show off!

Anyway, during our trip I kept my eyes open and camera lens focused to bring you some classic Old West American tourist traps. Yippee! I love tourist traps!

The first one is a diorama reconstruction of classic from the mid-century, the Sioux Trading Post once located in Ogallala, Nebraska.

This diorama is a new attraction added to the Fort Cody Trading Post (offshoot of the old Sioux Trading Post since the early 70's) located at North Platte, Nebraska. Part novelty shop, part museum, the Post is worth stopping for... especially on those long drives heading west on I-80!

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There'll be more to come in a future post - stay tuned!


1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Hey hey! I just figured out how to get the blog and BBC codes from flickr. =) Is that the problem?

Ooo I love tourist traps!

More please... =D

Rev. Dr. Potato. said...

Yeah! I'm from Lincoln and when I drove through North Platte for the first time last year I had to stop at that place. Just looking at it from the outside, you know you won't be disappointed in your disappointment. I think these horrible little traps have a magnet for people like me.

Space Commander said...

Aromic Ranch, I click on the links above the image, but nothing comes up (thinking they upgraded the coding above my 'puter system's ability) Is there another way to nab the embed codes???

Rev., I think they feed on a person's inner-kid curiosity, they're so irresistable. Wish I had the time to stop at all these traps, but that would seriously eat away at an extemely limited travel time. But I'll always make time for Fort Cody!

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

***Snickers@Aromic Ranch lol... Hey I took a shower... Sometime =P

Click on the image, then click on "Share this" link right above the photo, then "Grab the html" or "blog this" if you want to set it up that way.

Is it werkin'? Do ya see all that?

If not, yeah, have to upgrade because a lot of these new image host dealios don't work on older computers. =(

I've been using photobucket a lot, but that didn't work for me either until I upgraded. Even now it still doesn't quite work correctly, but I can still grab the code. =O

Straight Talking Mama! said...

I love Tourist Traps in the US but then that's cos when I'm there I'm a tourist! Great photos!

Anonymous said...

I just bought the most fabulous unicorn shirt from this joint about a month ago. Did you see the two headed calf?!

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