Monday, June 02, 2008

For Your Amusement...

(disclaimer--this is for amusement...please don't take offense. I mean NO HARM...just laugh!)

A few things I learned while in Kentucky:

The Mullet, made famous by this Kentuckian, is alive and well! I saw more than I've seen in quite some time...hey, my ex STILL wears his, thankfully I don't have to see him...never...ever!

Apparently the US ends at the eastern border of West Virginia! People would ask where we were from...our response was "SW Virginia" they'd say...."Near Beckley (WV)?"...every time!

Jogging and/or exercise gets you attention...seriously I felt like Forrest Gump while on my daily run~~I saw some of the most puzzled looks on their faces. I just wanted to say..."I just felt like run-nning!" ...the Yoga on the other had I figured I'd get some strange looks.

The grass is green just like ours...we both kept looking for the "bluegrass" but were told that at the right time of the morning...when it's in bloom and the fog is just right you can see it!

Seriously...Kentucky is a BEAUTIFUL state! We had so much fun on our adventures, even if gas prices basically stopped us in our tracks with our plans. We were going to a Cincinnati Reds game (and further into the state of OH) but it had already cost us $300 to even get to Fort Boonesborough. It helped that Hubby sold 5 (yes FIVE) flutes while we were there. He was also able to trace the footsteps of Daniel Boone at many of the locations within 30 mile radius of our camp.

I'm going to have to spread this post out over several days (this post has taken me nearly 4 hours to put together)...there's just so much to share!

So, we start in Huntington, WV where we did stop at the Memorial for the Marshall plane crash and paid our respects, something I've always wanted to do. Next I want to attend the ceremony at the fountain in November. I remember when the tragedy happened and LOVE the movie!

Next was time for lunch...this was FUN! I'm a huge fan of Foodnetwork, which often times causes problems for me with Weight Watchers, one of my favorite shows is Diners, Drive-in's & Dives with Guy Fieri. A couple of weeks before leaving I saw an episode that featured THIS was on our way... (channeling Forrest...)..."so we went"! Now, IF I had not seen this episode

I seriously doubt I would have stopped at a place that looked like this...

But it was SO much fun...and there was SO MUCH to see!! The owner, Sonny greeted us (SUPER NICE GUY) and promptly informed us that "His Weenie Wife" (Sharie) was in town but would be back shortly...she was just as nice as her hubby!
There was graffiti fact it was encouraged. We signed our names too!!
Here's the front door...

...there was a test which we failed! The door is hinged on the same side as the doorknob. Which, for "out-of-towners like ourselves, we walk around looking for the "correct" entrance...duh! The menu is enormous so you might as well sit down and study for a while! When you leave a tip in the jar, they sing to you! Everything is made while you wait (including their handmade onion rings-yummy good) and if the lunch crowd is there (which we were just between, as we were leaving the next shift filled the parking lot) you have plenty to look at and read on the walls!

To order dessert you go to the next building appropriately called--

"The Sugar Shack"

And if nature called while you were there...

See the names on the doors? That's the names of the owners!!

The food was terrific...I'll be going back, and I suggest if you are in the area...stop in! Try the 5 or 10 pound burger!!

Finally...once we arrived at our camp and were all set up we enjoyed a Kentucky favorite:

Traditionally served in a pewter or silver cup...Bobbi, did I put them to good use?

More later, meanwhile...

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!


Aunt Kathy said...

Sonny and Sharie, that's too funny. I bet the food was good though.

Sounds like you had a great time.

Channon said...

That's the only way I can drink bourbon... ;)

Dana said...

Oh my sounds like you had a complete adventure. I roared (laughed out loud here in the office) when I read your mullet commment!

The restaurant sounded phenomenal and I can't wait to see your upcoming posts. Sounds like you had a superb vacation!

Bobbi said...

Ahhh, good work! Actually, I noticed the bottle of Maker's Mark first. I received one from one of my swap partners from Kentucky!

Becky said...

Looks like you had a great vacation!

(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

So, I was born in Kentucky but since I lived there for only 8 days...I don't remember much.

I enjoyed your post a lot!