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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Random thoughts While on the Road

Passed a sign on the highway that said "Nervous Charlie's Fireworks & Beer.   Seems like a dangerous combination....no wonder Charlie's nervous!

While searching for a place to eat one day, we saw a Mexican restaurant that looked promising, until we saw the Funeral Parlor next door.....that did not bode well....we decided to keep searching!




At one point on the highway, all the cars were in the left lane.  We drove along with everyone else in the left lane and finally came upon a sign that said "Right Lane Closed Ahead.   I couldn't believe that everyone was driving in the correct lane way in advance, and no one was speeding down the right lane in an effort to get ahead of everyone and then force their way into the left lane at the last minute.  Sad to say, in Maine, drivers would be rudely jockeying for position and nearly causing fender-benders in the process!



Life in the Bible Belt looks interesting; we saw billboards with alternating messages.  Beside the highway were  signs saying "Are You Ready to Meet Jesus?"  alternating with advertisments for "XXX Adult Shops."    Talk about mixed signals.......

EVA   (posting today from Austin, Texas)

14 comments:

The Frisky Virgin said...

LOL--These are great. Yeah, there seems to be an abundance of fireworks, XXX, and Bible/Church signs across the South. It's always a little mind boggling. Reckon some Southerners like to mix it up. They've always joked about how you need a passport to be down there...lol

Brian Miller said...

ha the beer and fireworks are scary....almost as much as the road signs...though sometimes i dont know which to be more scared of...smiles..

Gail said...

You, my lady, would be fun to travel with...amazing the things you notice.

Muffy's Marks said...

Here in Lake Havasu, there are two adult stores and a Bible Church between the two!! Kind of ironic. I'm betting the Bible Church prays for their neighbors!!

Al Penwasser said...

Pretty cool that those folks were so courteous on the road. But, it must have been tough to be stuck behind all those Amish buggies.

K A B L O O E Y said...

Wish you had your own Travel show. How great would that be, everybody? I'd watch. Tony Bourdain's getting kind of tired, I'd bet.

River said...

The South sounds like an interesting place, meeting Jesus at XXX shops, Nervous Charlie selling fireworks...bottle rockets for the empty beer bottles?

The Vegetable Assassin said...

I remember driving through South Carolina a few years ago, en route to Florida, and being similarly amazed at the "live nude girls" and "Jesus" bill boards on the same sign. A bona fide case of what the f*ckery! I guess you can get all your chores over at once. Go oogle some scantily clad ladies on poles, then go get Jesus to absolve you for it. Voila!

One Bad Pixie said...

>>"Are You Ready to Meet Jesus?"<<

Why? Is he right around the next corner? It would be nice to know...

Sue said...

Thanks for sharing these...It's always fun to be "on the road" vicariously.

=)

Eva Gallant said...

Frisky: I think you may be right!

Veg: That must be how it works!

Pixie: I once saw a button that said "I found Jesus; he was hiding behind the couch the whole time!"

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Thanks for the giggles, EJ!

Pearl said...

One thing I noticed, specifically about traveling in the south, are the number of crosses -- three at a time -- posted along the roadways. Great big ones. We don't have that up north...

Pearl

Terri Sonoda said...

LMAO! Aren't road trips fun! Makes me want to get on the road again. Have fun and stay safe!