Saturday, March 19, 2011

Travel Update: I'm in Atlanta ... Texas?

Today was a long travel day but fortunately the weather was nice. As we got farther and farther south and west, the temperature kept going up. It was very nice to see the 70's -- it had been some time. We were not able to eat lunch at one of our favorite spots, Lambert's Cafe in Sikeston, MO -- The Only Home of Throwed Rolls. The wait was 1 1/2 hours, so we ate at the local Ruby Tuesday instead. My wife was very unhappy since they screwed up our order twice. I, on the other hand, had a great time. Me thinks it has something to do with the low-cut black tops and the more than ample chests of two of the waitresses. I'm just sayin' ... The biggest mess we saw was in Texarkana. If you have never been there before, a highway divides Arkansas and Texas. There is construction going on and little detours, blocked roads, etc seem to be everywhere. We were going to spend the night there, but were frustrated just getting around. Also, many hotels were filled due to, apparently, a big bull sale going on in town over the weekend. You just don't see that in Illinois ... Ate at a Waffle House for the first time in years. The chilli I had was the best I have had in some time. Great cheap meal for all. Since College Station was still about five hours away, we drove out of the Texarkana mess and are staying the night in this little town of Atlanta. In the morning we will have a drive of a bit more than four hours to get to our destination.

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Blogger The Neophyte said...

Looks like you are in for some fun times seeing such great metropolises like Jefferson, Marshall (not the home of The Thundering Herd of Marshall Univ.) and maybe even Palestine. Too bad you're not going to hit Athens or Paris while you're in Texas. You could say you went all around the world while visiting one state. Too bad it looks like you'll miss Cut and Shoot. Enjoy the trip.

9:46 AM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

In Illinois we have our own Atlanta, Paris, Cairo, Washington, San Jose (pronounced "San Joe's), Columbus, ...

Of course, I grew up next to the town that had a great name: Downers Grove.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Lucki Duck said...

@ Neo- Don't forget China and Asia! Don't know if lightning is ready to go through downtown Cut & Shoot :o)

3:44 PM  

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