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Monday, September 10, 2007

Day 10: Why There Are So Many Dead Yankees

They starved to death.

Seriously.

After we left Sleepy Hollow, we had a while to go before hitting the interstate, so we were sure that we'd hit something worth eating before long. Even when you drive from Greenville, SC to Hendersonville, NC on a Sunday afternoon, you'll hit "World Famous Hamburgers" which does indeed serve a nice burger. (There's no need to mention to my father exactly why I made that trip on Sunday afternoons, is there?) And in Traveler's Rest, SC, you can find "Feed Store" which not only has great hot dogs, but also has a sign that they serve "Dranks". And yes, they do say it just that way.

But when you drive on the side roads between Sleepy Hollow NY, and wherever we picked up the interstate. . .pack a snack, lest ye end up in one of the very many graveyards you pass. For a while, the highway was limited access, but the region has not yet picked up on the trick of putting the Food/Fuel/Lodging signs before the exit, only actually on the exit ramp. We missed a couple that way.

We passed by Chappaqua, New York, and I gave a little fangirl squee for love of a woman who lives there. No, not that one; the other one. We cranked the radio and bopped around to "Christians and the Pagans." The music was only slightly marred by the grumblings of our hungry bellies.

Finally, the limited access ended, and after who knows how many miles and minutes--I've blocked it out, so I don't--we passed something that said "CAFE". I pulled in, not even taking a vote. We'd found a small Hispanic grocery, exactly like the many that line Buford Highway back home. I thought we'd taken pictures, but it appears we were too busy eating. My recollection is that it was 4:00 by the time we ate lunch, and if you know my daughter, you know that she believes that lunch is late by 12:01.

She managed to get over it, and so did the rest of us.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, what did you have for lunch? Or did A insist that you call it something else due to the lateness of the hour?

And, who have you converted to Darism?

Ignore that other anonymous. Yankees are notorious for over reacting.

Atlanta Aunt

AtlMom said...

Note to anonymous: if you're going to snark, sign your name to it. Or at least a nickname. Otherwise, b'bye.