Sunday, October 10, 2004

Weird names/signs for places

Weird names/signs for places
Last night I went to this wedding recption for a high school friend in Egg Harbor (which is near Fish Creek). I didn't grow up in Door County, so these neames & signs were all new (& amusing to me.) And of course the sign entering the County read this: Door Co (no period, no spelling out county, just Door Co - which when you read it sounds like "dork-o".)

So, on our way to Egg Harbor, we drive through Dykesville. Now I don't know how it is supposed to be pronouced - but you know how I am pronouncing it. Then next we come across the Cherryland Airport. Here I just imagine all the stewardess looking like the plum fairy from the game Candyland.

On the way out we noticed a couple more signs. The first is a lonely sign with an arrow that says Institute. I think my husband a little worried that I was driving back and might decide to drop him off (I love you dear!) One for a town called Euren - please help me with pronouncing this one 'cuz I think it looks like it should be pronounced "urine". And then the last interesting sign was Sugar Bush Road.

Those were all interesting signs, and we plan to go back there sometme just to find more signs, but a majority of the signs lead us to believe that Door County is lesbian friendly (Egg Harbour, Fish Creek, Dykesville, Cherryland Airport, Sugarbush. I don't know - what do you think?


Meow said...

I've passed TWAT Scotland and THREE COCKS near the England/Wales border. So our cities up north pale in comparison. I don't know how to pronounce Euren but have you tried phoning the Euren Hotel (if there is one) or the Greyhound station and see how they answer their phone? LOL Check out this sign. It's for real.
As for Dykesville, I'm sure it's pronounced the way you're saying it. LOL

Meow said...

YOU NEED TO POST YOUR CAT'S PICS! Someone with kitties must have scads of pics w/cute poses. What's up w/that?

Cattiva said...

I once lived on Seeman Road. True story. My neighbor and I called it Spooge Parkway.

Lame Shrill Owl said...

That is a funny picture.

I have a pic of each cat on here (I think in July maybe). I think the hubby took some pics of the cats recently. I will have to check the digital camera.

Cootera said...

Jessica, I think you need to go back to Dork-o and take many pictures for posting! I'm cackling my head off over here!

And Catt... Spooge Parkway?! Bwaaaahaaahaaa!!!