If you are in one of the 49 states that got snow yesterday I bet you’re as ready for some vintage vacationing as I am! We’re snowbound for a few more months ’til our big road trip to Texas (!!) but in the meantime I’m digging traveling back in time by looking at these vintage bumper stickers from retro vacation destinations, courtesy of Retro Roadmap Reader Debbie Powell at Bumperstickersnmore on Etsy:
I thought that the middle of winter would be a good time to share Debbie’s finds, and I was right- I wish I could head to The Jungle Gardens of Sarasota or exotic Tiki Gardens in Indial Rocks Beach, FL or right now! There are many other places featured as well, maybe you visited one of these places as a child? To name but a few – South of The Border, Garden of Eden, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, Storybook Gardens, Wisconsin Dells,, Cypress Gardens, Miami Beach, Ripley Museum, Fairyland Forest, Seven Seas, Ohio Cavers, Six Flags, Marineland…Bucket o’ Blood?!
Debbie tells of how she got this collection of old souvenirs:
Recently, I purchased a property and in the upstairs attic of the old barn I found a box of old bumper stickers. These stickers are over 30 years old and have never been used. Most of them are from roadside attractions. You know the ones we used to visit on family vacations before the big parks and corporate tourist traps. Sadly, many of these are no longer in existence. I have really enjoyed learning about them as I search for information. I wish I had been able to visit many of them because they sure looked like magical places. I have no idea how or why these stickers were never used or how they came to be in that attic and most likely will never know but I thought there might be others who remember these places and would appreciate having them in their collection.
If you’ve ever visited Etsy you know that it can be a cool yet totally overwhelming place to look for vintage retro goodness, no matter what you collect. That’s why I decided to share the link to Debbie’s vintage Bumper Sticker n More with my RetroRoadmap readers – hope you find something you like!