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This Cross-Country Road Trip Goes From Washington's Poo Poo Point to Canada's Pee Pee Island

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by Matador Creators May 20, 2024

While some have lofty goals for their cross-country road trips, such as visiting as many national parks as possible, checking out world-class astronomical observatories, or even look for gems or fossils, others have more childish ambitions. The following cross-country road trip itinerary, from Poo poo Point in Washington, to Pee Pee Island in Newfoundland, Canada, is possibly the silliest of them all, but it’s guaranteed to take you through some fun place.

The road trip starts in Poo Poo Point, a view point near Issaquah, Washington, which can be reached via the Poo Poo Trail hiking path. The 7.2-mile hike is a popular one for the views of Lake Sammamish and the town of Issaquah that it provides. It’s also a launching point for paragliders. According to the Washington Trails Associations, the amusing name of the point has nothing to do with bowel movements, instead it “is a reference to the steam whistle sounds heard throughout the Tigers in the early days of logging.”

Next up on the list of humorous stops on this incredibly immature cross-country road trip itinerary is Pee Pee Creek in Pike County, Ohio. Pee Peek Creek is a stream that is said to have been named after an early settler whose initials were PP (Peter Patrick). Again, it’s got nothing to do with bodily functions. Unlike Poo Poo Point, however, Pee Pee Creek does not require you to hike to reach it. You can drive right up to it.

In 2020, a young man of the name of Ruben Lopez rode his bike for 36 days and over 2,500 miles from Poo Poo Point to Pee Pee Creek in an attempt to shed light on the suffering of the Yemeni people during the ongoing civil war which started in 2014.

From Central Ohio, the itinerary takes you across the Canadian border to Pee Pee Island on the island Newfoundland (part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador). The ride is nearly 2,300-mile-long and involves crossing part of New England and all three Canadian Maritime provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

Pee Pee Island, formerly known as the much less funny Pebble Island, is a very small island that is part of the Witless Bay Seabird Ecological Reserve, North America’s largest Atlantic Puffin colony. You see can Pee Pee Island, as well as a multitude of sea birds and whales, by taking a tour with one of the licensed tour-boat companies located in the nearby towns. You cannot land on Pee Pee Island as it is a protected area that’s only for birds. The origin of the name Pee Pee Island are unknown.

If you want to extend your silly cross-country road trip a little further, after checking out Pee Island, hit the road towards the small town of Dildo, Newfoundland, a name whose origins remain unverified.

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