Monday, July 30, 2012

The Unusual

By Mary Vee

The unusual often adds comedy to a mundane day. 

I saw a college student hurrying across the diag on the University of Michigan campus wearing a burgundy skirt, burgundy blouse, burgundy stockings, burgundy shoes, and the best part, had her hair dyed burgundy. College campuses often provide great people watching opportunities.

I saw the famous Oscar Meyer Weiner car.

My favorite "unusual" for today's post is: the sign.

After driving several hours on the unknown back roads of Montana, hoping to land in some place on the map, we stopped in a little town called Drummond for lunch. 

The Wagon Wheel Cafe, which could easily be missed by travelers, boasted 96 variations of the hamburger. 

The waiter handed me a menu and said, "You'll need a few minutes, I reckon."

He was right. Half the fun of choosing what to eat was reading the menu. 

Let's see, there was the pizza hamburger. Choice beef topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and slid inside a sesame seed bun. 

And the breakfast hamburger. Choice beef topped with ham and a sunnyside up egg slid inside a bun.

The place was packed during our entire visit. The high school basketball team took up half the seating area to down their choice burger and regale game stories. When they left, a girls sport team took their place. 

Decorated in fifties motif, the Wagon Wheel served up a mighty fine meal.

When my husband and I left the restaurant, we noticed the business across the street.


What unusual sign or place has piqued your interest?


Anonymous said...

I didn't see it, but I did hear it. "Road kill cafe. You kill it; we grill it. How may I help you?"

Mary Vee Writer said...

Oh, yes. :)