But we did eat lunch at the quaintest little joint that I think will be a regular haunt for us. It's a little tiny place, doesn't seat a whole lot, simple grill fare and the best pinto beans ever! Thus the name The Bean Barn. A real hometown place that serves breakfast and lunch. It does have a feel of a barn inside and it is filled to the rafters with antiques and memorabilia, all for sale. It just felt like Tennessee sitting in there and if you ever come to my house your going to lunch at the Bean Barn.
|Your pretty much looking at the entire seating in the restaurant! There are several tables in the back left corner and the table we are sitting at too which you can't see as its behind me.|
|I didn't know Shredded Wheat was originally made in Niagara Falls! The box looks like new.|
|This soap had been sold at a popular gas station of old Sinclair Gas. |
Their logo was a large green dinosaur. I remember them from when I was small.
|How cool, in 1951 the TN license plate was shaped like the state! |
I wouldn't mind having this on my wall. They have two of them!
On another note, we moved to TN to get away from wicked winter and enjoy the mild ones here. Yesterday we had 3 inches of snow, everything shut down. They don't have the road equipment to plow and salt etc. Within a couple hours there were 6 major accidents out on I-81 that shut down one lane both north and south. They eventually got the main roads fairly cleared, but the side roads and all the parking lots were never plowed. Our subdivision never saw a plow. Our neighbor from Michigan told us not to get out on the roads as these people have no idea how to drive in snow and we would be taking our lives into our own hands. Our driveway is very steep so we didn't go out at all yesterday. Everywhere you go there's a very steep hill! But today it got up to 41* and it mostly melted. Now we are in for a MAJOR winter storm coming at midnight tonight (Friday). They are expecting 5-9 inches of snow here in our area! I can't imagine how they will cope with how they handled 3! It's suppose to start off with ice and a nasty wintery mix. Needless to say we went out today while we could and ran some errands, that's how we know they don't plow store parking lots! Not even a big store like Lowes! We stopped at the cable company to pay the bill and it was closed! Techs were going in and said 'oh no ma'am they wouldn't be open today'! They didn't even go out on their install jobs! So we stocked up on food, got a few things for jobs around the house and we are hunkered in for 3-4 days. The gal at the pharmacy said she was from Indiana and in the eight years she's been here they've never had weather like they are predicting this weekend. Lucky us! She said she even got rid of all her warm winter clothes a few years after she got here as she never got to wear them. But by Monday/Tuesday we will be back up to 40's and sunshine. The snow won't lay long. My son in Maryland is looking at the worst of the storm, close to 2 ft. of snow! The grandkids will love it though!
If you live in an area being hit by this blizzard be safe!