Wednesday, July 15, 2009

'Z' is for Zzyzx (what else??) - ABC Wednesday

Probably one of the most unusual road signs in California, on Hwy 15 just before Baker (Google Maps has several photos of it). We were heading to Pahrump, Nevada to visit my father-in-law and my husband pulled over briefly just for me to take this shot which I did thru the windshield. I have a vague recollection of taking the road sometime in the early '80s.

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13 comments:

Lois said...

That's a great shot Tash! There are a couple of towns near here named Sopchoppy and Two Egg. I would love to get pictures of their signs.

Clueless in Boston said...

I thought this was going to be the start of a joke. What is a zzyzx?

marley said...

Lol! That is just a road planner who couldn't come up with a name! Maybe it was after the office Christmas party!

It is just perfect for Z :)

Joy said...

Wonder how you pronounce that. Maybe you have to have a few glasses of wine.

Lenora Regan - ShootingWithSlinky.blogspot.com said...

Every time I go past this sign, I pronounce it over and over! A fun name.

altadenahiker said...

I think I'd say z-eye-zicks

WV: Exxcill. Exxcillent

spacedlaw said...

Great find! That road's name has got to be some type of joke. Or is it?

Mara said...

Who came up with that name then? Some drunken pioneer who thought it would be funny? Well, he was right, it's a fantasticly funny name and a perfect fit for z! Thank your husband....

Neva said...

I have never seen this sign before! What a great find and for ABC Wed as well....

Maya said...

Perfect for this challenge! My dad brought me a T-shirt with Zzyzx on it once. Isn't it a town? I always loved that name!

Jay said...

That's funny - and a great name for a 'Z' week road! LOL!

glasgowdailyphoto said...

How fantastic! It is now my 2nd favourite place name ever, after Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch in Wales!

Jackie

Lori Lynn said...

Love driving by Zzyzx on the way to Vegas, baby!
YAY for road trips, hope you're having fun Tash!
LL