Looking for Mr. Potato Head

July 17, 2019

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We have spent several days looking for a BIG POTATO… but not just ANY potato. We have been looking for the ONE AND ONLY, MR. POTATO HEAD of Rhode Island!!! Here is the story: Back in 2000, the state of Rhode Island decided that they needed to do something to boost their tourism and they thought that Mr. Potato Head should be their “travel ambassabor!” They began placing these huge 6-foot statues all over the state and had local artists decorate them in unique ways. Some say there were originally 36 statues… some say there were 45… but 19 years later there are very few of them left. Some have been stolen, some have succumbed to the elements and one was supposedly sold on Ebay for $5,000. We were able to find 6 of them while in Rhode Island. Here is a little bit about them:

1. PATRIOTIC MR. POTATO HEAD is located in Bristol, RI

2. RED HOT MR. POTATO HEAD is at the “Day-O-Lite” Company and has reflectors stuck all over him and is located in Warwick, RI

3. REGULAR JOE MR. POTATO HEAD is located at a “Dunkin Donuts” in Warren, RI. I was licking my chops in this picture because I could SMELL THE DONUTS and it made me HUNGRY! Mummy bought some donut holes and gave us a tiny little nibble because we had been so good!

4. FIREFIGHTER MR. POTATO HEAD is located at the little fire station in West Greenwich, RI.

5. SUN BAKED MS. POTATO HEAD is located at the small airport in Westerly, RI. You don’t need a ticket to see her but you will need to go inside the tiny airport and then walk out the back door to where she stands to great visitors as they get off their planes on the tarmac.

6. MR. POTATO HEAD!!! This is the original potato that started it all and he is located at the Hasbro headquarters in Pawtucket, RI.

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There are 2-3 other potatoes that we were unable to get to, but I think we did PRETTY GOOD for a bunch of little doggies!!! It was a lot of fun looking for them and we saw some pretty scenery along the way. We have now left the beautiful state of Rhode Island and have settled into Massachusetts so we will see what THIS STATE has in store for us this week.    ??❤️❤️??

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Lynn Davis
Lynn Davis
3 years ago

A very unique treasure hunt, but a fun one for sure! ❤

Lisa
3 years ago

Do you have to strap them all in? I have a stroller for my yorkie but I’m always afraid she will jump. BTW… I love following your stories.

Sherri Davis
Sherri Davis
3 years ago

I really enjoyed your description of the potato heads. You are doing such a great job and I am enjoying hearing about your adventures.. Being from south Georgia I don’t know much about our northern states but I sure am learning a lot! Please keep the adventures coming and have a great time!

Becky Lansing
Becky Lansing
3 years ago

My Potato Head #2 looks like he could have a VERY CONTAGIOUS skin disorder. Don’t get too close girls!! ??????
What a fun treasure hunt!

Wendy Scoggins
Wendy Scoggins
3 years ago

Really really cute!

Jane Erickson
3 years ago

McKenzie the Rescued Maltese and I lubs your posts! Sounds like a gweat fact funding twip! Sending lotsa lubs.

Betty Chilton
3 years ago

I’m enjoying all your adventures . Love your comments as they bring a smile to me as I read them . Have a fun holiday . Looking forward to your latest adventure . Hugs from BC Canada .

Christine Flaherty
Christine Flaherty
3 years ago

You 4 sure know how to have fun! Adorable ???

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago

It has been fun but it has been really HOT. We thought things would have been cooler up this far north! ?

Phyllis Singler
Phyllis Singler
3 years ago

I love RI. WE had a summer house there. Enjoy MA! Hugs

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago

It sure is beautiful up here! Do tou miss not living here anymore?

Cherlyn Whitney
3 years ago

Looks like a fun time !!❤️❤️??

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago

We really had a fun day. ?❤️?

Cherlyn Whitney
3 years ago

Didn’t mean the sad face emoji sorry. Should be a happy one???

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago

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Judy Alter
Judy Alter
3 years ago

How cool I loved playing with Mr Potato Head growing up.

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Judy Alter

Mummy loved him too! ❤️❤️❤️

Troy J Howlett
Troy J Howlett
3 years ago

That’s pretty neat.

Linda Silvester
Linda Silvester
3 years ago

Sounds like you had a lot of fun looking for them. ❤?❤?❤?

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago

We really did! I loved how each one was so different! ?❤️?

Susan Calvert
Susan Calvert
3 years ago

What a fun post! I like Firefighter Mr. Potato Head the best. Which one is your favorite, Millie? Kisses!

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Susan Calvert

My favorite was Regular Joe because he was holding a DUNKIN DONUT and I could SMELL DONUTS COOKING at that place!!! ???

Mary Hamilton
Mary Hamilton
3 years ago

Such fun!!!!! Great thought on a secondary reason for strapping you in… would not want anybody to steal me or my stinky brother! I won’t fight Mummy next time she hooks me in….

Sue Garmon
Sue Garmon
3 years ago

A fun and interesting treasure hunt!

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Sue Garmon

It was a lot of fun and exciting to see how each one was decorated. ??

Debbie
Debbie
3 years ago

How adorable. I love how you girls are posed so beautifully. I can’t wait to see what this week brings!!

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Debbie

We are in Massachusetts this week and have plans to see PLYMOUTH ROCK!!!! That should be exciting! ?

Patsy Smith
Patsy Smith
3 years ago

That sounds aPEELing, The EYES have it for the Mr Potato Head search. Y’all are visiting some very interesting places. Continue to be safe. .

Mary Ann Dahl
Mary Ann Dahl
3 years ago

What a fun treasure hunt. Love your travel stories ❤️

Pamela Hartman
Pamela Hartman
3 years ago

I love hearing about all your adventures. It is like traveling along. Mr. Potato Head was real popular when I was growing up. Sounds very interesting Millie searching and finding Mr. Potato Heads. Have fun but be safe!

Dianna Reynolds
3 years ago

I LOVE THE POTATOE HEADS. THANK YOU!! GLAD YOU FOUND SOME OF ALL THAT WERE MADE. SO NEAT TO SEE. THE BABY’S IN THE PHOTOS.
THEY ARE SO SWEET SITTING THERE. AWE.
STAY COOL. BE SAFE AND ENJOY. THAN YOU FOR YOUR PHOTOS.

Kimberly Mccain
Kimberly Mccain
3 years ago

That’s so cool, love hearing your stories

Susan Thomas
Susan Thomas
3 years ago

OH MY GOSH! I didn’t know any of that! I LOVED my Mr. Potato Head when I was growing up…. I had Mrs. Potato Head too! They were so much fun to play with! How much fun you got to go on a scavenger hunt and find these! So very unique but #6 if my favorite!

Sharon Hook
Sharon Hook
3 years ago

Good Afternoon…I am so glad to here that you all got to see most of the Potato Heads today. Have a good evening and rest up for tomorrow.

Sharon Hook
Sharon Hook
3 years ago

hear

Sherry Simon
3 years ago

Thank you for the education – I did not know about the Potato Heads. However, the part I like best is you beautiful girls in the stroller. You are so lucky to have such a special Mummy and Daddy?❤️

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Sherry Simon

We didn’t know about him either until we read about this in a brochure that we had… so Mummy decided that it would be fun to FIND some of them. ??❤️?

Sue S
Sue S
3 years ago

What a fun thing to do Millie, have safe travels and tell mummy I said hi!

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Sue S

Yes, it was fun! I think Mummy enjoyed it most of all!!! ???

Cathy Merrill
Cathy Merrill
3 years ago

That sounds like fun

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Cathy Merrill

It was very interesting to see how different each one was. ?❤️?

Sandy McDonald
Sandy McDonald
3 years ago

That is so funny and brings back some mems for me. I was raised in Idaho and we grew “Idaho Spuds”. My sister and I got a Mr. Potato Head game for Christmas one year, and as things happen parts get lost or broken. So, we improvised and used real potatoes and used sticks for the arms and legs, cloves for the eyes and such. We had a little furry buds back then too and leaving things out or unattended usually met with fate to one of our pals. Good times. Thanks for sharing.

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Sandy McDonald

Lololololol that is funny! Mummy loved playing with this when she was little! ❤️?❤️

Deborah Medlock
Deborah Medlock
3 years ago

how funny and interesting

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago

It was a lot of fun looking for him! ?❤️?

Jill Stroh
Jill Stroh
3 years ago

Wowza! Great research girls! You did very well.

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Jill Stroh

Thank you! It really was lots of fun looking for all of them. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Jeanne Luther
Jeanne Luther
3 years ago

Interesting finds. Sounds like your having a wonderful vacation. Hugs to you all.

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Jeanne Luther

It was very interesting to see so many decorated potato heads!

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