October 5th, 2006
|09:38 am - Road trip diners - intro|
I’ve done a lot of driving in my life. It’s one of the most American things about me. I lost track of the times I’ve driven across country but it’s at least 7. Add in the trips up and down the West Coast and times I’ve spent visiting folks when I had an excuse to be in another part of the country and I’ve logged a lot of miles.
Along with this comes the need to stop in the areas I think of as "the middle of nowhere" but where other folks spend their whole lives. By definition, these visits are incomplete pictures of life where I’ll never live. I try to lay low. Speak when spoken to. Be extra polite. Tip well but not so much that people think I’m an asshole. I’m open to conversation but won’t really initiate it. "Where you from?" "San Francisco." can get ugly real fast so I keep that to myself for awhile.
Anyways, I am starting a new ongoing series on my LJ, "Road Trip Diners I Have Known". They’re not exactly vignettes and not exactly stand-alone stories. You are warned.
oops. I actually meant to lock comments on this. oh well.
which diner would you pick? many of our food stops were uneventful to my memory. Getting a nosebleed while driving, the House on the Rock, The Badlands, that world's biggest cheese fake-out those were memorable!
Oog, I just deleted because of bad grammar. Ha!
The only diner I can remember is the one before our cheese tour. It had like five tables in it. But not so memorable, really. More memorable were the waffle bars, but those weren't diners. OH! And Cracker Barrel. Also not a diner. "Mad Cow" was more cafe than diner. Oh well.
oh, Mad Cow is close enough. I forgot about that interaction. though I might have written about it back then. I'll have to check.
i could not possibly be more excited about this
Hey what happened to the Cheese review/ friends in alphabetical order?
I'm still waiting to hear about Jarlsberg.
I dunno. i got bored with it. sorry. It may return someday.
|Date:||October 6th, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)|| |
I love it already.
Ooooh goody. I love road stories!