On a rainy, cold windy day we planned to go for a hike we wimped out. We decided to do something local. Because I am always looking for things that we haven’t done before, I hopped on the internet and started searching.
America’s biggest hat and cowboy boots in America is right here in our own back yard!
How ridiculous is that. It reminds me of National Lampoon’s Vacation when they go to visit the biggest ball of yarn. It turns out that was a pretty good association because Hat ‘n’ Boots appeared in the opening credits of the film. I don’t remember that but it made me want to go see it even more.
This is what the website Roadside America had to say about the Hat n’ Boots:
This is a famous landmark was built in 1954 and was originally part of a cowboy-themed gas station built in 1954 named “Premium Tex.” The orange hat, 19 feet tall and 44 feet wide, sheltered the station office; the boots were Cowboys and Cowgirls bathrooms (the slightly smaller one was for the ladies).
To preserve this landmark, the City of Seattle moved the Hat ‘n’ Boots to the new Oxbow Park in December 2003.
Channeling our inner Griswold, we drove on down and took some photos of Chester and Gretel so they could check it off their bucket list.
I would say this is probably our most outrageously silly adventure 🙂