Friday, February 03, 2012

When you gotta go …you gotta go !!

I’ve traveled Route 95 heading south from North Carolina for many years and these tacky billboard signs line the highway. Don’t you just hate these tourist traps that will go to any lengths to lure you in? I wouldn’t be caught dead in one of these places!

Uh, oh … I’m starting to wish I’d never had that 2nd cup of coffee. Well, surely I can make it to the next Rest Stop AFTER “South of the Border”.

Oh, no… forget what I said about tacky and not being lured in. THIS IS SERIOUS !! I just hope I make it …

…to “South of the Border”. WHEW … what a welcoming sight! Have you ever seen a lovelier place? So low key and enchantingly decorated too. I think I’ll stop in !

¡Muchas gracias mi amigo… usted es mi salvador!


Blogger NCmountainwoman said...

Oh, this post brings back so many childhood memories of trips to the beach. As kids, we thought South of the Border was almost as good as the beach.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

My goodness: that's going just a titch over the top.

4:48 AM  
Blogger Cazzie!!! said...

Haha, I love it :)

8:28 AM  
Anonymous schmidleysscribblins, said...

I think that I shall never see
a billboard lovely as a tree.
I think until the billboards fall
I'll never see a tree at all.


1:59 PM  
Blogger kenju said...

That gave me a chuckle. We used to travel down that way once in a while, and the kids always wanted to stop. One night, on the way back from SC, we did. One of the kids ordered orange juice and it was bad, although she didn't realize it then. It didn't take long, though, and we were very sorry we had stopped there.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

Ha, funny how a little bladder pressure can change our view point.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

I can remember seeing these signs travelling to SC one summer with my ex and stepsons. I think we did stop in but I can't even remember anything about this place...some impressions it didn't make.

7:17 PM  
Blogger possum said...

Made me laughso hard I had to leave the computer to go to my own rest-stop.

Have passed those signs, never felt tempted to stop... I travel in a state of dehydration!

5:44 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Well Ginnie, if they can afford all of those huge billboards, they must not be too bad! At least they have a sense of humor, LOL. Love Di ♥

6:51 AM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Such repetative signs along the road have a long history. I still remember the Burma Shave signs when my family traveled to Connnecticut when I was 9. They were more creative and less garish than the signs you find so offensive. They would discourage me from stopping also.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

That place is the pits. I really laugh at the You Never Sausage a Place. It is really typical to have that be the welcoming spot for SC.

6:04 PM  
Blogger Meezy said...

This phrase reminded me of one of the dialogue in a locally produced movie of what our teenagers have to go through during recruitment of national service (army); I couldn't help smiling just thinking about this movie. So, what I'm saying, this phrase can mean that nothing can stop you from relieving yourself no matter where; or, it can also mean that your time is up and no negotiation will be entertained.

7:56 AM  

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