Onto Charleston, SC in time for “brunch”. Bloody Mary’s with bacon, pimiento cheese with jalapeño on the side. (Not shown: burgers with more bacon and fried green tomatoes). If you’re ever in town, check out the Big Gun Burger Shop and Bar.
Bonaventure Cemetery, in full bloom.
Azaleas in bloom in lovely Savannah, Georgia.
No road trip on I-95 crossing between the borders of North Carolina and South Carolina is complete without a stop at legendary roadside attraction South of the Border. Mascot Pedro is everywhere.
Mom and Dad kept wondering what happened. Why was no one here? In their words, South of the Border had become a “ghost town.” The last time they drove through here it was bustling.
Maybe it was because it was 9:30 on a Thursday morning? Maybe it was because the whole hokey nature of these places no longer captures the imagination of kids of all ages in the age of the Internet? Maybe we have enough cheesy themed Mexican restaurants in the rest of America that Pedro no longer computes? Or, maybe it’s just off-season and fireworks and cheap tequila don’t seem like such a great idea?