Spookymilk’s WGOM writer’s challenge is in its 13th week; everyone brought their A game. This week’s challenge was to write the travel brochure that makes a trip to five lame landmarks sound interesting, with four taken from a given list, and one (real) landmark of your own choosing.
I came up with a concept right off the bat, but made several times made adjustments after rereading the instructions — there was a lot of room for interpretation on this one. (results) — my results were so-so, and this week The Winner Group was defeated by fractions of a point.
Here are the seriously lame landmarks from which we had to choose four:
- Biggest ball of twine
- Cow pasture
- Corn maze
- Flattest county in America
- World’s smallest waterfall
- World’s largest empty warehouse
- World’s tallest known blade of grass
- World’s tallest midget
- A strip mall containing nothing but coffeehouses
- The childhood home of the tour guide
- Amateur day at a sewage treatment facility
- Museum of beige afghans
- The used Christmas tree dumping grounds
- Museum of kindergarten art projects
- Hardware Hank
- Joe Don Baker film festival
- Madison and Susie’s lemonade stand on 4th street
- The morning checkers game at the local cafe
- Roy’s taxidermy
- A popular hangout for drug dealers
The trip brouchure:
|Brown County, nestled in scenic southwestern Ohio, is the home to countless attractions. Here are just a few that you will be seeing on your remarkable week-long trip:|
|Enjoy “spending” some quality time in friendly Brown County, Ohio on your trip, and build a lifetime of memories. And remember to bring a wad of cash with you!|
|***information compliments of the Brown County Visitors Association, and the Brown County Casinos Board***|
One of the goals of putting a spin on a horrible road trip is to try make it interesting enough to actually make some money on it. And to me, that has “casinos!” written all over it. To make it even more over the top, I decided to feature a casino at every landmark. And then be sure to give a nod to the Casinos Board for their input into the trip.
I wanted to choose somewhere near a river, where riverboat casinos might be found, and settled on southern Ohio, just arbitrarily picking Brown County. Humerously, there are less than 50,000 people in the entire county, and in choosing from of the more interesting sounding town names, learned that some of them had less than 1000 population.