May 9, 2008

fish sammiches...

saturday morning i was faced with beautiful weather and a wife encouraging me to take a ride... it was early enough that i could take a longer ride and still get back at a reasonable time. i decided to head to wilmington for a fish sammich... not only that, my wife decided to forgo cleaning the bathrooms to ride along. i guaranteed her it would be a decision she wouldn't regret. we called up our neighbors and hit the road...

the ride down gorgeous - a sunny day and nice temps for riding... we stayed off the interstates and main roads as much as possible. cramming what normally might be a two hour trip into four hours.

travels along new roads always makes riding an adventure. passing through small towns that time seems to have forgotten. some that time has just sucked dry and empty... passing through farming communities and by processing plants... you get an appreciation for lifestyles that are so different, that seems so far away. yet they're pretty much in our backyard.

of course the stench of chicken processing plants along the way makes you happy that they're a little further than your backyard. and happy you're not riding in the middle of summer where the odors increase dramatically with the temps.

after about a hundred fifty miles, we reach our destination - the causeway cafe... it may not be much to look at, but it's the kind of place that just has to have great food. and it did. if you're in the area, check it out... oh, and bring cash or checks, they don't accept plastic. i found out the hard way...




after downing our fish sammiches and other yummy food, it was time to head home. the trip home always seems faster but on less pleasant...

on the way home, i was determined to locate the world's largest frying pan, which is located in rose hill. i noticed the sign for the frying pan on the way to wilmington. figuring it was the world's largest, it shouldn't be all that hard to miss. at a minimum, i think i would at least see signs for it... nothing... nada... what a disappointment. but, another destination for another day...

the rest of the trip back was uneventful, with a couple stops for drinks and gas... and a couple pictures... here we are, outside pee wee's service station in the shrinking town of warsaw.





turned out to be a great ride on a great day... the soul needs more days like this... you can check out the 2008 ride map to see the route - this one in green...

peace...