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My World - do you recognise it?


A very famous spot 60 miles from home we have long planned to visit

There's not much out here to see, which is exactly why it was chosen

It's a crossroads in Texas in the middle of nowhere

A world famous actor once stood here trying to decide

Which road he should turn down

The Hubster never saw a redhead in a red truck
If he had, she might have told him the same she told Tom Hanks (Chuck Noland) "Well, that's 83 South. And this road here will hook you up with I-40 East. If you turn right, that'll take you to Amarillo, Flagstaff, California. And if you head back that direction, you'll find a whole lot of nothing all the way to Canada"

It really is as totally silent as it is in Castaway. We went to stand where Tom stood and to pickup the Geocache hidden there, it was a fun trip!
Movie pics courtesy of 20th Century Fox
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31 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very cool!!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, yes! That's the Texas I grew up in! Terrific reminders of why I live in Seattle! Great post as always, love your shots, they really capture the feel!!! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Me and my puppies said...

Castway ~ great movie! Fun photos!

Quilt Works said...

Beautiful photos, you captures the wast land so well. I particularly like the photo with a road and one lovely figure. Well done!

JOE TODD said...

Saw that movie.. What a great idea for a post

Pam said...

I love that he turned around and followed. Great post!

Babooshka said...

Love it. Now though I want to see that film again

Michelloui said...

Forgot all about that film--loved the film and what a great idea for a post. Wish we did the geocaching thing as much as you all do!

Stine in Ontario said...

Hahaha! So how many others have signed in to say they've found the geocache?

eileeninmd said...

Cool post, I loved it!

Martha Z said...

It sounds like a geocache on the way to nowhere. I hope it was a prettey drive.

Rob Inukshuk said...

I didn't recognise it, but then that's because I haven't seen the movie - will have to rectify that. Great shots and a great story about your world.

Samson said...

WOW!, beautiful place and nice photographs, love the sign board shot

St Philomena's Church

Vickie said...

SWEEEEET!!!!!

Sherri said...

That intersection looks like the one on Men of a Certain Age even though I know it isn't because the is in California. Glad you got to visit it!

VictorianCobweb said...

How fun! I must get into Geocaching this year!

J Bar said...

I especially like the road signs.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

LadyFi said...

Wow - what a great place! Love your photos too.

NorthWestLondonGirlInTheCountry said...

A peaceful looking place. What a super idea xx

The Good Life in Virginia said...

oh this must have been a lot of fun...and yes, i did recognize it.
weather looks like it was a perfect day to be out geocaching.
have a wonderful week.

Sassy Britches said...

Another reminder of why I need to start geocaching. You guys have the BEST TIME!

karen said...

What beautiful photos - very appealing!

imac said...

Very interesting post.

Daryl said...

I dont know why, but when I saw the title of your post appear on my blog list I knew, just knew, what I would be seeing when you photos loaded .. I loved that movie, and that scene ... in fact I knew at the beginning of the movie when we saw the address on the package that was where he would end up .. sometimes I just know things .. honest.

ellsea said...

Way Cool! What an awesome outing. I love the pictures - the sense of space is just phenomenal

Snippety Gibbet said...

I did recognize the shot.

Mark and I drove down the road at Monument Valley, Utah and recognized the spot in Forrest Gump where he stopped running and headed back home. How fun that you found another such location a la Tom Hanks!

jan

Kay said...

Ooooh! This is so cool! Ooops! That's what Yogi said, but it is! I loved that movie and I actually recognized that spot from your photo. How cool! Really cool!

Iota said...

That WOULD be a fun trip. I love that movie.

Mmm said...

Oh I love that interesting tidbit!

Brit Gal Sarah said...

This was such fun, I am going to have to google OK movie locations and see what else is around here. The Hubster thinks True Grit got pretty closeby!

Glad you all enjoyed it too.

Brown English Muffin said...

I recognized it the minute I scrolled to the first picture....I didn't even have to scroll to the picture of Tom Hanks, but I have ALWAYS wanted to know what was in that Fedex box!!!!