The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Friday, June 6, 2014


Near Crooked River Georgia

This is just one of the many great photo opportunities that I came upon and passed before I knew it.
this is just one of the very few great photo opportunities that I was able to turn around and go back. 

It was in the middle of the country, nothing else around, which I would say wasn't the reason for its demise.  In many of the towns themselves that we went through there were a lot of businesses closed and shuttered up.  Such are these times.
My, can't you just imagine the smells that used to come from this building?

Note the piggy sign up top.  Sadly I didn't notice it while I was there or would have photographed it.


  1. Ragged but right! Nowadays I suppose everyone goes to MacDonalds.

  2. ...just imagine, sticky pork spare ribs

  3. Looks like there is a time for everything. Closed while open. Nice one John.

  4. Glad you turned around and went back! This is a great find. Now I'm in the mood for some BBQ!

  5. oh, my. my mouth is watering for good bbq.

  6. Check out what it looked like in its heyday:

  7. Cute piggy. I'll bet that BBQ was delicious when it was still being served.

  8. Funny building so hidden in the middle of nowhere and still has the "Open" sign

  9. Great shot - I do like the simple word "pork" image.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  10. I bet this was a thriving business at one time!


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