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Day 4: In which we revisit a legendary roadside attraction and a tear or two of joy is shed.
It was in Dufur, Oregon, in 2010 that we went to see the World’s Largest Toilet paper roll, which was actually TWO huge competing rolls that were destroyed minutes later when their creators went batshit crazy. We all shed tears of sadness
(Sasha: I heard from Lucy that only Daddy shed any tears.)
For three years, the world was bereft of a giant toilet paper roll, but folks, I’m very happy to report that there is now an All New World’s Largest Toilet Paper Roll! HUZZAH!
Created by grandsons of the two original loonies, with help from several of their Cal Tech buddies, this roll was made in only 3 years and is twice the size of the other two COMBINED! No kidding, folks, it’s like 110 feet tall and set up in a weatherproof, climate controlled building. It’s beautiful!
(Daisy: Can you guess which of us chose this place to stop at?)
(Silky: Our Daddy is “special”.)
We paid our $25.00 group rate and went in to see things up close. There is a really nice presentation on the original rolls, with pictures and home movies. Then you see the story of how they were unraveled (much like the two old farts who did the unraveling) and how the grandsons vowed to rebuild this World Famous Roadside Attraction. There is an in depth explanation of the robotic toilet paper roll switcher that they built, as well as the rolling mechanism. It is inspiring.
(Sasha: Mom said it nearly inspired her into falling asleep.)
(Daisy: Auntie Mary wondered how many butts you could wipe with that huge roll.)
(Leon: I’ll never understand the human butt wiping thing.)
The place also has a well stocked gift shop, where we bought bumper stickers, fridge magnets, t-shirts, etc. I will wear my “I saw the World’s Largest Toilet Paper Roll in Dufur, Oregon” t-shirt with pride.
After seeing that attraction, we pretty much just hung out in the bus the rest of the day. Really, what could top what we had seen?
(Sasha: Ok, folks, here’s the real lowdown on Daddy. See, he REALLY likes goofy shit and that goddamn bigass toilet paper roll seems to hold a special place in his heart. So when we all got back on the bus and we all saw how satisfied Daddy was, we just didn’t have the heart to suggest going on to another place. Instead, we all went sliding in the Slide Room, explored the Warehouse, played games and had dinner at the Cobalt Club in an alternate New York, circa 1933.)
Destination Sign when we started: Mystara
Destination Sign when we ended: Frostbite Falls
Radio Station of the Day: WNYC, New York City, circa 1933