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Fort Stockton: Home Of The World's Former Largest Roadrunner

Paisano Pete was the world’s largest roadrunner until 2002, when he was dethroned by another roadrunner sculpture in New Mexico. It looks like things been downhill for Fort Stockton ever since. : (

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Welcome to Fort Stockton, Texas:

Those are plastic bags.

Those are plastic bags.

Paisano Pete: The #2 roadrunner in the world:

Paisano Pete is 20 feet long, 15 feet tall. Here’s Scott next to him. He’s 5’11.

Paisano Pete is 20 feet long, 15 feet tall. Here’s Scott next to him. He’s 5’11.

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Where good times are had

Paisano Pete on a sign in town:

This is actually an old carwash that's been turned into a drive-thru convenience store.

This is actually an old carwash that's been turned into a drive-thru convenience store.

Scenery

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The Budget Inn

Another hotel:

Bye Paisano Pete!