You know you’re in the south when …
- The people at the next table are drinking Coca Cola for breakfast
- Dairy Queen serves the best biscuits and gravy for breakfast
- Corn pudding is a side dish option for lunch
My friend Sue and I have hit the road – just like and nothing like – Thelma & Louise. We plan to have some fun, enjoy the sights of the southeastern states, see some friends, and relax on the North Carolina beach. So far we’ve traversed six states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
We’ve met interesting people – the woman at breakfast for instance – who told us more than we wanted to know about southern food and who used way more words than anyone should that early in the morning.
We’ve explored art and history in Kentucky.
We’ve reprised the big chair theme from a trip to California.
We’ve enjoyed an evening of boating with friends Nan and Paul and spectacular food at the Lakeside Tavern.
Today we’ll tour in the Smoky Mountain National Park.
Honky-tonks, hitchhikers, and hell-raising are not on our list.