Roy's Postcards: 1987/05/23

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We saw this tour. It was fun. It was by the chimney tree.

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THE CHIMNEY TREE
AVENUE OF THE GIANTS
Phillipsville, California 95559

Here is The Wizard visiting Bilbo at his Hillside Home. These figures, sculptured by Frank Dunn, can be seen on the 20-minute Walking Tour through the Land of The Hobbit™

Photo by Kyle W. Smith

Leonard's comments:

Oh yeah, it's the friggin' Land of The Hobbit™! The first time I really understood what it meant for a hobbit hole to have a round door. I also have a pretty vivid memory of the scene where Bilbo and friends escape the elves by hiding in barrels. The perfect tourist trap for an eight-year-old kid.

According to the Internet, this tourist trap has gone out of business. But you can see footage of it in the documentary Ringers: Lord of the Fans.

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