Sunday, May 3, 2015

By cool Siloams shady rill.


We have a rental car that guzzles gas. In fact it guzzles gas so quickly you'd think it was single handedly trying to restore America's dependence on imported oil. Faced with a flashing fuel warning light we pull off the Interstate and head to a gas station. Open 24/7 it says brightly. 'The Font' notices that there's a Denny's next door. ' Oh, how wonderful. Let's have breakfast ' . Angus thinks we should drive on but is overruled.

Denny's in Siloam, Georgia is not a formal place. The other patrons ( all male ) are wearing baseball caps, have cut the sleeves off their plaid shirts and are sporting a variety of tattoos. Some have trousers that extend below the knee. All have facial hair. We, on the way to a lunch in Charleston, are rather more formally dressed. In fact we're much more formally dressed. This may explain the sudden halt in the conversation as we enter. 


After breakfast we head off to the store to buy a guide book on Georgia. The lady behind the counter points to a dark corner and says ''All the books we got over there". The books turn out to be a varied collection of faux leather covered Study Bibles and an intriguing and much thumbed paperback entitled " Dealing with Satans mischief ".


The shop also sells a wide range of t-shirts and caps. These laud the advantages of gun ownership. ' Y'awl have a good day' says the lady behind the cash register who, now we're leaving, seems to have warmed to us.


Tomorrow, if the holiday muse remains, the story of Aiken South Carolina and the search for a mayonnaise free salad.


Perhaps we've spent too much time in deepest France profonde.


15 comments:

  1. SHE once nearly caused a riot in Texas because SHE didn't want gravy.....despite the fact they had brown gravy, mushroom gravy, cream gravy, sausage gravy, onion gravy..... Can't wait to hear about the mayonnaise.

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  2. This post and photos say it all don't they - frightening when you realise that America claims to be the most powerful nation in the world....
    Bet you're pleased to be back in deepest France profonde. But there again, how many people in Denny's would actually know where France is !

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  3. You and the 'Font' picked a Southerm classic there Angus. Hope the breakfast at least was good.
    Cheers, Gail (who will confess to acquiring a taste for biscuits and sausage gravy during her two year sojourn in Oklahoma…)

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  4. Duke and Petite-Chose at 2GMay 3, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    No mention of our good friends Bob and Sophie today - are they having a day off from chasing squirrels, cats and butterflies? Maybe Sophie is still sleeping off the excesses of her diet at kennels!

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  5. I have to admit to thinking that menu looks quite appealing - FOR ONE MEAL ONLY! After that the amount of frying going on might well get a bit too much! The gun culture stuff is way too scary - I really would feel quite nervous! What if yu met one of those idiots with a gun?!

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  6. I must admit to rather liking a Denny's breakfast when we lived "over there". Don't get me started on the gun situation. I mean, come on.

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  7. Yes. Deepest America Profonde is a little different from deepest France Profonde. But you already knew that...

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  8. If you don't like mayo, you must not be using Duke's, a southern staple . It's got a tangy taste and less sodium than other mayos.
    Pam , keeper of Bonnie n Kenzie

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  9. Nothing like home. I would have voted for a longer drive for breakfast....

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  10. I agree with Pamela and Edward. Sigh!!!!

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  11. I live in an "open carry " state. Guns must be holstered but are worn on the belt in plain sight. It is felt that wearing a sidearm is a tradition. It's sort of like the sporan of the west.

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  12. I haven't been to a Denny's in years -- I'm a Bob Evans and Cracker Barrel kinda girl for breakfast! :-)

    Good to be able to catch up on your blog. I've been gone way too long, and I see that we are both suffering "post trip" fatigue!

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  13. Aiken is horse friendly - cars stop for horses. Yippee! Enjoy. It's better than Siloam.

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  14. It's good that you saw it with your very own eyes. If we'd tried to tell about it, you might have thought we were exaggerating.

    I have driven that road but have never been so brave as to stop anywhere. Glad you're home safely.

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