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Utah: World's Largest Watermelon

Utah: World's Largest Watermelon

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This was a watermelon of epic proportions.

Along the way from Utah to Colorado, I stopped at the World's Largest Watermelon. Because road trips are made for stops like this. 

I left the air conditioning of my car and stepped out into the hot heat of the parking lot this watermelon sat in. There wasn't much fanfare, no stand-out sign. Just a painted watermelon at the end of the cement.

It's 25 feet long, and was originally built in the 1950s in tribute to the town's Watermelon Days. It used to be motorized (not sure how they were able to navigate it or see out of it) but now you can see it's old age on the hollow inside where the motor no longer runs. 

It was a quick look-around, a moment of appreciation for human creations, and then back in the cool car on the way to the next random monument. 

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