Friday, November 10, 2006

Dog is My Co-Pilot


Well, actually, Shelly is Bob's co-pilot. Smith was in my backseat. We stopped last night in Sikeston Missouri, site of Lambert's Home of the Throwed Roll. You can look it up. (Evidently, there are several Lambert's Cafes. We did not eat at any of them because they don't allow dogs.)

Bob is pictured here doing serious car things in scenic Sikeston. There was a Piggly-Wiggly and a Liquor Store/gas station. I think we might not have been at the best end of Sikeston.

Tonight we are in Garland Texas, a part of the Dallas/Ft. Worth sprawl. It is not as scenic.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Garland is north of Denton, which is where I lived for many a year. It's not the most beautiful place in Texas, but there's a beauty there (but it takes years of training to see it). Have a good trip--you've only got about 1/2 a day and you'll be in Austin.
Laura Kennelly

November 10, 2006 11:02 PM  
Blogger David Moles said...

I kept seeing ads for Lambert's on my cross-country trip last winter, but I never went in and I never did figure out what a Throwed Roll was.

November 11, 2006 4:34 AM  
Blogger Trent said...

Yeah, they had one near where I went to school in the Ozarks. It was sort of like Cracker Barrel if I remember rightly. They simply throw you rolls to eat for dinner, which you're supposed to catch. I don't think you're supposed to catch the rest of dinner, i.e. soup and salad.

November 11, 2006 12:34 PM  
Blogger dubjay said...

Hey, you're in the Missouri Bootheel, where I set much of The Rift.

Try to avoid earthquakes while you're there.

There's a great photo taken from the top of the smokestack on the Sikeston power plant, showing the fault line zigzagging across this perfectly flat country until it passes right under the plant.

Land is cheap on an earthquake fault, that's why they build so many power plants there.

November 11, 2006 3:07 PM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

Dubjay, when we passed through New Madrid, I kept thinking, 'Not my fault.'

My fault is the Balcones Fault, which hasn't been active for 500,000 years. (Austin is at the edge of hill country, right where the fault is.

November 11, 2006 6:58 PM  
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