Huntington Beach home owners see a lot of random stuff while driving. It’s not uncommon to see people shaving in their mirrors, reading the paper, or doing both at the same time. Recently though, something even more perplexing was spotted driving down the 405? A giant six-ton potato on the back of a flatbed truck. The 28-foot-long potato made its way through Orange County on its way to Los Angeles.
Okay, so the potato wasn’t real much to the dismay of potato fans everywhere. The sculpture was actually commissioned by the Idaho Potato Commission, and it will be on display at the Farmers Market in L.A.’s popular Fairfax district. The potato was only there temporarily though, so if you missed it this past weekend, that may have been your only chance. The potato was put on display at the Farmers Market to mark the 78th annual Fall Festival. Festival goers decided on the potato instead of a pumpkin patch, but in keeping with the “patch” idea, the 11-foot-tall potato was surrounded by a potato patch with 2,000 spuds. Visitors were given a bag with a potato in it, and were able to decorate it at the festival crafts event.
This is just the latest in a series of unusual objects being transported on Southland freeways. From a giant rock that was taken to the L.A. County Museum of Art to the Space Shuttle Endeavour, it seems there’s nothing too oversized for California’s highways.
There are so many reasons to consider becoming a Huntington Beach home owner. If you’re interested in learning more about available Huntington Beach homes for sale, please contact me. I’m a real estate expert and would love to show you around!