That's the idea, at least. I'm walking westward from New York City for nine months or so.
If everything goes according to plan, I'll be in Oregon when the clock runs out.
If nothing goes according to plan, maybe I'll end up in Peru or Mongolia or Pennsylvania.
You can read all about the details of my trip
if you're so inclined.
I understand she’s a cow
A statue of a cow in the Midwest. I’d say that would be “par for the course”
Wow, you just don’t see that shade of green in Texas this time of year. Gorgeous! Cows we got though…..Hey there Sue!
OMG, there’s a ginormous cow on that hill over there!
Well, well, what do you know.
There’s a huge cow, and, like all other animals, she’s looking right at Matt!
Miniture golf? If you get a hole in one does she give you milk?
Sue used to be ontop the hill but she was mooooved for the new salem lawn sign.
Salem Sue is a heck of a BIG COW! :) You know that just might frighten you, if you happened upon it in the dark.
I found Salem Sue via Google: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=new+salem+nd&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=29.496064,55.107422&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=New+Salem,+Morton,+North+Dakota&ll=46.847491,-101.426092&spn=0.003133,0.010793&z=17&layer=c&cbll=46.84749,-101.425963&panoid=11KzpUwb9eO8flG-KvZ7vw&cbp=12,230.77,,0,10.93
oops – that didn’t work! Sorry – I started from THAT link and looked for 8th Avenue – then street view and saw Salem Sue.
This might get you to Salem Sue via Google – you might have to zoom in and then look around: 664 8th Ave N, New Salem, ND, United States
have u seen your cow today? it is said that we each see a cow a day. it’s hard to believe when you live in a bg city.
Maybe steaks and burgers count?
That is one LARGE cow! I can’t imagine what she looks like close up if she’s that big from that far away. What’s her story?
Dorinda from Mentor, OH and Candice In Alabama …. if you go back to the previous picture that says “Peace” you will find info on the cow named SALEM SUE.
Thanks Donna in MI. Now, do you know what ND fascination with larger than life animal statues is? How many do they have out there in just one state?
This sign and cow make the one in HOLLYWOOD, CA look utterly ridiculous!!!
They make it look “udderly” ridiculous!
Here’s the scoop on Salem Sue: “Sue was built in 1974 for $40,000 put up by the New Salem Lions Club, and, thanks to dairy subsidies, by you (or your parents), too. Her stats are impressive: 38 feet high, 50 feet long, six tons of reinforced fiberglass, so big she had to be built in three sections to get her up the hill.” There is a donation bucket below for her maintenance. (she does seem to sparkle in the photo from the referenced website under the “PEAGE” photo Comments).
does she sit overlooking the interstate? if so she is one of my favorite memories of traveling west when a young kid. just fun to see this huge cow out of now where! can’t wait til you hit the badlands!!!!
Aren’t they in South Dakota? Or am I thinking of something else?
The Badlands are in South Dakota. Theodore Roosevelt National Park is considered the Badlands of North Dakota, and a good part of eastern Montana looks pretty much the same.
Wish I would have known you were on a larger than life size items… Paul Bunyan and Babe were in Bemidji, Minn, would have gone great with the mail boxes ( My daughter Katie in Fargo passed this on)
I’ve had my picture taken standing under that cow when I travelled cross country with my Marine son.
Had my picture taken standing under that cow when going cross country from Chicago to Camp Pendleton, CA with my Marine son. He loved to stop and see unusual things along the way.
Sorry for the repeat. Just figured out how to comment. I’m enjoying the trip along with you and all the others.
See what those growth hormones in the feed do?
I think she used to be an old milk store…..I remember my dad taking me there when I was like 9 or 10 and we took a trip around the US in his truck w/ our eventual end here in Montana. It was really foggy so all I saw was this giant cow coming out of the fog..it actually wigged me out pretty bad!