Did You See That?: A GPS Guide to North Carolina's Out of the Ordinary Attractions

Did You See That?: A GPS Guide to North Carolina's Out of the Ordinary Attractions

by Joe Sledge


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Throughout North Carolina there are strange and wonderful attractions either just off the road or off the beaten path. Did You See That? is a guide to these pieces of roadside oddity, complete with GPS coordinates of latitude and longitude. Merely type in the numbers in your car or smartphone and follow the directions to your favorite attraction.

Chapters in Did You See That? include a possible location for pirate treasure, a hidden monument for the Wright Brothers, an abandoned UFO, a giant frying pan, two dinosaurs, two western towns, two sundials, a big snowball stand, a hidden racetrack, a giant strawberry, a huge silver spinning head, a manmade geyser, an underwater town, and a giant bear that only comes out twice a year. And that's only a small part of the book.

The book is divided into three sections, Coastal, Piedmont, and Mountains. Over 80 different locations are listed inside, with a detailed description and history of each bit of roadside oddity. In addition, a rating guide is included on the location's oddity and difficulty in accessing the spot.

Whether you are a native to the Old North State, have relocated there, or just like to visit, this book is for you. Did You See That? will help you find new places and make road trips a little more interesting. There is a mixture of the old and new, historical and strange, ridiculous and charming, which means there's enough for everyone to find something interesting in this book.

So make your travels more fun with Did You See That?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508737582
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/04/2015
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Joe Sledge is a North Carolina native who grew up on the Outer Banks, "about a mile from where the Wright Brothers flew." While attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he developed a love of exploration, road trips and finding hidden bits of history. After graduation, he traveled extensively, crossing the country twice, and traveling from Mexico to Canada. Joe lived and married in Monterey, California, where he worked as a special education teacher. After living in California for 10 years, he and his wife moved back to North Carolina.
With many journeys under his belt, Joe has documented his travels and curiosities. His first book is Did You See That? A GPS Guide to North Carolina's Out of the Ordinary Attractions. The book stemmed from the use of technology to help investigate and find unknown and difficult to locate spots throughout the state. With the advent of aerial imaging such as Google Earth and GPS units for cars, finding these out of the way oddities have been made much easier. Did You See That? puts all these together in one place.

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