I got a Reader’s Digest magazine in the mail today, one of those things where they send you a copy hoping to get you to subscribe.
My parents got the magazine for many years and I enjoyed it.
I haven’t even started reading it and I know I probably won’t subscribe.
Back in the day, the front cover was a copy of some work of art. The back cover told you about it, who created it and why it was important. This one…a cartoon graphic about one of the title stories. Some kind of “life hack” story. You know, one of those things that tells you what you need to know and do different so life is better, supposedly.
Flipping through, the pages used to be slick magazine paper, like this was important and you would be better off and more knowledgeable when you read it. Now, it feels like cheap newsprint. Like one of the gossip rags at the checkout.
Yes, I’ll read it. But they will have to REALLY impress me with content to get me to read another one. Unless they send it for free too.
This one is all about the road. There is no road more iconic than Route 66. And no stop on that road much more iconic than Cadillac Ranch.
Just west of Amarillo, where graffiti is encouraged and the paint flakes off in layers 1/4″ deep.
Between Christmas and New Year, we visited the Big Bend area again. The campground we stayed in was in Study Butte. (Said stooody like moody, not study like you would do for a test.) . There was a road that went off beside the campground and I was curious where it went. One of the days, I was on my own so I decided to follow it where it went. Looked at gooogle maps and followed the tracks.
It was a short road, it led to a parking area at the border of the national park at a trailhead we walked down another day. But on this drive, I saw another gorgeous view of the Chisos Mountains.
It doesn’t seem to matter that much where you are down there, there’s nearly always a view.
I’m a fan of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives with Guy Fieri.
I was planning a trip with my dad last spring to Biloxi. A friend from work recommended a place to eat on our way called Darwell’s Cafe in Long Beach which is next door to Biloxi. We were in the right area for lunch, so I made it a plan to stop at this place. Got there and found out it was a place featured on the show. We got what Guy got and it was a revelation. I already knew I liked grits, but I didn’t know yet that cheese grits and shrimp would take it up to a new level. Yowza.
The picture with the poster was a bonus
Fire and food, what goes together better? Fresh fat asparagus and pork chops…mmmmm!