It wasn't the first time she had mentioned Muffler Man and in another post she had mentioned Paul Bunyan. The guy looked familiar and it piqued my interest to find out more. I knew I had run into a Paul Bunyan on my cross country trip but had no idea what he represented. I wasn't born in the US but always had great interest in American history, it was time to find out, you can read more here: "Paul Bunyan Wiki"
After looking through my trip archive I found out I had run into Paul Bunyan and his animal companion, Babe the Blue Ox, in Trees of Mystery, a roadside attraction in Klamath, California. "Map location"
"My blog entry"
|Paul Bunyan in Klamath|
Fuzzygalore had also mentioned there used to be one close to where I live near the Six Flags Great Adventure park in Jackson, New Jersey.
Well, it's Friday, a balmy 55 degrees, time for a road trip and find out if the "Muffler Man" is still there. Turns out he is there but no longer holds anything, I'm not even sure why he's there or what he advertised in the past. He is located a block away from the entrance to the Great Adventure park in a fenced in area all by himself. He is all alone but still showed a smile.
Since the gate was open I rode my bike in and parked in front of the 20 foot Muffler Man just for perspective, the fella is pretty big.
And then for fun I put him on my bike, he was looking at my bike with interest and that's the least I could do to help the lonely Muffler Man.
I left the place and headed to my mom's home a few miles down the road for some coffee and cookies, she's always happy to see me and always has a bag of Milano cookies waiting for me, today she had the Mint Milano's, if you haven't tried them you should, they are super delicious.
Here's an artistic view of the Muffler Man taken with my phone and created with "Camera360", a camera application for Android.
"Muffler Man on Wikipedia"