What Is This Thing? A Giant Shirtless Vikings Fan On The Side Of The Road?
There is nothing wrong with taking a road trip, especially on those first few warmer days of the year. Yesterday the dog and I decided we were going to take a drive out to the Chimney Rock Scientific and Natural Area between Miesville and Hampton, just to go somewhere different, and on our drive out I happened to pass a business that had several Viking statues, and one was a giant shirtless guy wearing Viking's shorts. What's the story behind this giant Christian Ponder/Kirk Cousins/Brad Johnson-looking statue?
The statue sits on property belonging to Eilen & Sons Trucking of Hampton. To go along with the giant shirtless Vikings (player/fan?) sits these other two large statues.
The sign out front does say Eilen & Sons Trucking offers up landscape supplies, so are these statues something that they sell? Other than the giant Viking statues out front the business has been one that has steadily grown over the years according to their website, and like all trucking businesses over the last 2+ years they have been putting in on the line hauling material all over no matter the circumstances, and that alone is worth a big THANKS!
Chimney Rock was a fun place to hike around, still pretty muddy in some spots with the melt and rain, but the dog and I had fun walking around and just exploring, a note about Chimney Rock, it's surrounded by private land so make sure you respect the landowners on either side if you go and visit. The DNR has more information on the site, here.
But back to the Viking fan statue, if you know the story behind the giant Viking fan statute let us know in the comments!
**This statue is on the property of a private business, please don't just go walking up to it without making sure it's ok by the business owners. We don't condone trespassing**