Sunday, May 10, 2015

Because We're Responsible Truckstop Owners

Gate Guards

Look at those fuzzy wittle babies!!

"Dammit, Charlie, stop teaching the kids how to sneak under the fence!"

The Face on the Milk Carton

Really? This is the most appropriate recent picture you could find of your kid??

My guess is she doesn't want help bringing her home.


North Syracuse DMV:

where things tend toward the hilariously prosaic:

Can. Yes. Yes, it is.

And please note that breaking and entering is discouraged.

It takes a special person to be a DMV employee.

I Met the Most Interesting Man in the World

He's plays Mariachi and strikes a pose on top of the beer cooler at Walmart:

What WAS It With Those Victorian Babies??

And why does Cracker Barrel insist on displaying them, despite their disturbing expressions?

I can only assume the photographers back then especially frightening.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Catsburg Country Store

On our way to a delivery outside Durham, North Carolina, we drove past an abandoned old store that drew our interest. "Catsburg"?

The store was built in the 1920s by a popular local sheriff named Eugene Belvin - nicknamed "Cat" for his ability to sneak up on local moonshiners. It remained open for 60-odd years before finally closing for good. Sheriff Belvin built a ballpark adjacent to the store for neighborhood kids and adults to enjoy. The ballpark is still in operation.

No doubt the area has changed dramatically in the last hundred years, but how cool would it be to reopen the old country store?

Saturday, May 2, 2015

May 1st Snow

Remember the epic lake effect snow that hit Buffalo last November?

That snow is still around. While shopping for groceries in the West Seneca area of greater Buffalo - where the snow fell the deepest - we drove by a very large empty lot that looked to be filled with acres of mulch and rubble. But a closer look revealed that mountain is made of snow:

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It's hard to get the scale from a photo, but that pile of snow is roughly twelve feet high and covers well over two acres. The state DOT used every available lot to dump removed snow, and this was one of them.

Even with temps in the 70s, it'll be weeks before it's completely melted.