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The two RV Gypsies saw several oddities in
Oscoda and Tawas City, Michigan
June 15, 2013

The Paul Bunyan statue shown below is about 13 feet tall not including the base. The statue was originally papier-mâché and was built for a J.L. Hudson department store float which was used in a Thanksgiving Day parade in Detroit. After the parade in 1971, the statue was purchased for $50 and brought to Oscoda. In 1983, the statue was restored and covered with fiberglass by Sawyer Canoe. It is located in front of Furtaw Field, also known as Paul Bunyan Park. Oscoda hosts Paul Bunyan Days, a festival with a lumberjack show, chainsaw carving competition, and other events.

sign: Furtaw Field in Oscoda

Paul Bunyan statue

Paul Bunyan statue

Giant Mouse in front of Wilson Cheese Shoppe

Giant Mouse in front of Wilson Cheese Shoppe
Giant Mouse in front of Wilson Cheese Shoppe
Giant Mouse in front of Wilson Cheese Shoppe
ice cream store

Unfortunately, the statues below were in need of a paint job, but the two RV Gypsies enjoyed seeing them anyway.

sign: Gordon Clue Memorial Park

Karen Duquette and Goofy

Lee Duquette and Elmo

Karen Duquette and Goofy
Lee Duquette and Elmo

Barney

 
Barney
monster

Alien

Dora the Explorer

Alien
Dora the Explorer

Monsters Inc.

Eeyore

Lee Duquette and Monsters Inc.
Eeyore

Tigger

Winnie the Pooh

Tigger
Winnie the Pooh

Big Bird

Tweetie Bird

Big Bird
Tweetie Bird

Donald Duck

Karen Duquette and
Sponge Bob

Donald Duck
Karen Duquette and Sponge Bob
pansies
flower

Giant Arrow: On M-55 in Tawas, in front of a farm, it looks like someone shot a giant arrow into the air and it became embedded into the ground. The two RV Gypsies think there should be a giant bow nearby that goes with the arrow.

Giant Arrow
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Menu for the two RV Gypsies Adventures
in Oscoda & Tawas, Michigan
June 15-16, 2013

You may visit these eleven (11) sites in any order you choose.
There is also a link to Mackinac Island and more below the menu.

Au Sable Harbor & Pier

Oscoda Beach Park & Pier

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse

Tawas Point Lighthouse

Old Bailey School

Paul Bunyan Statue & Oddities

The two RV Gypsies drove on the River Road Scenic Byway, a 22-mile drive between Oscoda and South Branch that runs parallel with the beautiful Au Sable River. It is a designated National Scenic Byway. The Lumberman's Monument, Canoer's Memorial, Iargo Springs, and Foote Pond Scenic Overlook are all attractions off of the River Road Scenic Byway.

Lumberman's Monument

Canoer's Memorial

Iargo Springs (beautiful)

Foote Pond Scenic Overlook

Cooke Pond, Horseshoe Island, Au Sable River,
and 544 steps

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go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesAFTER you have seen all eleven (11) sections above, please continue on to Mackinac Island /Mackinaw City and 2 lighthouses