Friday, July 18, 2008

Things were good in the old days

Yes, they were. I'm actually old enough to remember fuel being called "Ethyl" and I remember when it was only 25 cents a gallon. Yes, I also remember the actual dinosaurs that sank into the earth and melted into crude oil for us all. His name was Larry. I'm old.

Thor and I had to make a short trip this past weekend that took us through the tiny town of
Helendale, a town so small that there isn't anything to google, you need to go to wiki instead. It is on the old Route 66 however, so that's somewhat interesting. As is the time warp as evidenced by this sign, still in relatively good shape, that offers Tire Repair, Towing, Firewood, and gasoline for 18.9 and 21.9 cents per gallon! The only problem is that there is only a sign. The gas station left the planet years ago.

That takes us to Boron and, no offense, but their website makes this town look fascinating, fantastic, actually someplace you could spend the day...well not so much. But hey, whoever designed their website deserves whatever amount of money they demanded! But the one redeeming value of the place was the local recycling center which offered Liquor Ice Cream. Hey! It's a small town! What else are the kids supposed to do?

add to sk*rt

7 comments:

chronicler said...

You are always off the beaten path! Now I need to go find that Polly sign! Hey Boron sounds a lot like this burg (well at least a few years ago)!

Rynell said...

What a fun place. ;)

S'mee said...

C, Oh my heck. OH. MY. HECK! If you take hwy18E out of Victorville, not only will you pass that diner that was made "famous" on "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives" (food network)you'll drive on Rte 66. Just before you get to "Silver Lakes" you'll see a few bars and "antique" stores. The Polly sign is on the south side of 66. Good Luck!

Rynell, um, yeah. Holy Cow! : )

Alison Wonderland said...

Is it really supposed to be liquor ice cream and not just liquor and ice cream found in the same place? Is that a stupid question?

S'mee said...

Alison, you are correct, I am just being lame!

SalGal said...

Have you ever heard the song "Toledo" by John Denver? Reminds me of these kinds of towns.... :D

S'mee said...

SalGal, Oh my heck! One of my favourites! "...I spent a week there one day!" "You can go to the bakery and watch the bread rise!" Seriously, you are the only other person I know who knows that song!