Sunday, June 5, 2016
Collards and Sombreros
On Saturday we waved goodbye to palm trees and alligators and began the hike up the East Coast to home.
The majority of the first leg of the trip is a pretty dull affair. It's mostly just plant the front tires on route 95 and head north, with trees and other cars as our only companions or view.
Still, it was fun to have the scenery broken up by some old-time billboards:
"Krispy Kreme - hot doughnuts all day!"
As intriguing as these sounded, they were soon eclipsed by two advertising campaigns that competed for our attention - the Glory canning company and a destination in South Carolina knows as South of the Border.
Glory began with enthusiasm: "All hail the kale!"
moved to promises like
"Home cooked flavor in a can",
and then broke out the puns with
"Make them turnip to the table!"
South of the Border is a place my husband remembered from college runs 50+ years ago to Daytona Beach, and which looked a bit the worse for wear when we stopped there for gas. After a look at the outside of the public restrooms, I channeled my skills from years of teaching with minimal access to a bathroom and told my body to wait for the next rest stop.
Their billboards, though offered all kinds of food for thought:
"True Grits at South of the Border"
My favorite, though, was:
"Super suites! Sleeps six! $62!"
Now that's what I call quality.