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The two RV Gypsies got their butts kicked
in Raleigh, North Carolina
July 21, 2021

USA map showing location of North Carolind

The two RV Gypsies wanted to eat at The Angus Barn, and were very disappointed when they got there and found it to be closed. They just never found the time to return because they were leaving Raleigh the next day.

Angus Barn Restaurant sign Restaurant hours

However, on the same property as The Angus Barn, the two RV Gypsies found The Angus Barn Kicking Machine and Karen told Lee that he could really use a good "kick in the butt."

The Butt Kicking Machine rules
Lee Duquette got his butt hickedI give up clipartOW - censoredOW - a butt kicking hurts

Well, maybe Karen needed a good "kick in the butt" too!

Karen Duquette got her butt kicked too!crying clipart
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Later, in downtown Raleigh, the two RV Gypsies came upon some other things that they like to call "oddities"

The Daily Planet" Giant Earth Look-alike Globe
11 W. Jones Street, Raleigh NC

The Daily Planet is part of the Nature Research Center of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Admission inside is free, but the two RV Gypsies did not go inside because parking costs money and parking spots were hard to find, so they just took a couple of photos as they drove by,

Completed in 2012, The Daily Planet houses a multimedia theater with a 2,000 square-foot video screen that projects science presentations and nature images.

Outside, the globe is a hollow steel ball covered in high-resolution satellite photos of the Earth. The images were rolled onto the globe's exterior like a billboard advertisement.
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The?Daily Planet giant globe The?Daily Planet giant globe
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Below: The Big Acorn is about 1-mile away from the above globe. It is on the corner of a busy intersection and hard to photograph from a moving car. Again, the two RV Gypsies did not find nearby parking.

Nick-Named "Nutzilla" by a local columnist, it is a tribute to Raleigh, the "City of Oaks." It was made by Sculptor David Benson and weighs 1,250 pounds. It was built in 1991 and damaged by a tornado in 2011, but quickly repaired because every New Year's Eve, the acorn is lit up and dropped from a crane during the countdown to the new year, and followed by fireworks, of course.

The Big Acorn The Big Acorn

Below: While filling the RV with fuel, Karen Duquette photographed a sign advertising cigars - yet saying cigars are not safe. Neither of the two RV Gypsies have ever smoked anyway. It just seemed very odd to Karen.

Cigar sign at gas station

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