61Days #305 Hunger Pangs
The adventure continues. My friend has taken the rental car to the job center in hopes of finding a job she wants. The weather was mild, mid 50s, so I decided to take my camera and see what I could see, but mostly my stomach was telling me we needed to see food. Off I went. The restaurant next door was only open from 6 – 2. It was after 3 so no food there. To the east of the hotel sat a beautiful very large new building.
So my hopes were dashed. There was no food here either. I walked across to the next block where a faded old building sat.
With all the digging and bulldozers moving dirt to make gravel road, everything is covered in dirt. You can see that on these work vehicles. There were no sidewalks so crossing parking lots seemed the thing to do. I was hoping there would be something beyond this parking lot. That’s when I saw this old sign with half of it missing.
My thoughts were that with all the trucks out front, there would most likely be a secretary or workers inside who could tell me where there was a place to eat or at the least a grocery store. So I decided to go in.
Going in was a bit intimidating. I stepped down over the door threshold onto a gravel covered dirt floor. Not small walkway gravel but 3″ minus rock. There was a mud caked ramp to the office door. I walked in.
Surprise!! It was like a trip to the past. An old 50s style diner with burgers, fries, sodas, ice cream, sundaes and a menu of 20 different milk shakes. Ones I hadn’t seen in years. Everyone seemed to know everyone. The place was homey feeling and everyone greeted me with smiles. I felt very comfortable and ordered a cherry milkshake for lunch. My friend and I planned to go out for dinner she would be back 6:30.
The lunchtime crowd was leaving as my milkshake arrived. The waitress ended up coming over to sit down and talk. I found out that they had recently opened and were in the process of adding a big addition and upgrade. The gravel entrance was where the new concrete would be poured as the expansion continued.
I wish I had taken photos of the interior and the menu!!
Cheers to surprises,