A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

The Roadside Diner

Tres Piedras,
New Mexico

The day I walked into town I was on the lookout for anything photo-worthy.
This was all that Tres Piedras had to offer but I thought it was great.

I find places like this and always wonder how great they must have been back in the day.
No fast food places in those days.
Tres Piedras is fairly remote within the Carson National Forest 
so I expect this was a happy stop for many a traveler.

Try to see past the reflection and notice the salt and pepper still in the shakers, packets of sugar in their holders and a few coffee cups still in the case next to the Bunn coffee maker.

How many children sat on these stools unable to keep from twirling side to side 
no matter how much their parents tried to curtail it.


John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

There used to be similar places in the UK, usually favoured by lorry drivers but very cheap and with huge portions. The only thing that's missing are the squeezey plastic tomatoes that contained the ketchup.

Shammickite said...

How sad to see it all disintegrating like that. Everything is still there.... the chequerboard tile floor, the revolving stools, the salt and pepper, even the sugar in the sugar dispensers! I bet you could get a great meal here a few years ago. And endless cups of coffee.

RedPat said...

It looks as if they just locked the door one night and walked away!

Polly said...

When I was a little girl I remember places like this when we travelled on the A1 here in the UK, to visit relatives up north.

Toc said...

The perfect photo op!