Sunday, January 30, 2011

Diners, Drive-in’s and Dives…Oh MY!!! ...LA Pines Cafe

For some reason I could not sleep Friday night so I woke up early Saturday morning, I got up around 4:30 am. David and I had a trip planned to take the bikes to Slidell, Louisiana to go eat at La Pines Café

Got a cup of coffee and did a little web surfing

before I had to meet up with David at 10:00am, glad I did…first I got directions to L A Pines café and loaded them into my iphone.

Then I thought I would Google “motorcycle leather in Louisiana” (my thought was maybe I could find a leather shop in, near by new Orleans) then I notice a leather shop only 4 miles from were we are going to eat in Slidell…Wow score!!!

SORRY NO MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE LEATHER SHOP…ON THIS POST, CRUEL I KNOW…HA-HA. Tune into my next post for full details about it (cliffhanger)

Ok let’s talk La Pines Café now; I met David in Purvis at a Chevron at the intersection of hwy 589 and I 59, we gassed up and down I 59 we went, Slidell is around 70 miles from Purvis. The air was a little chilly but the ride was great, pulled into the café around 11:30am. At first look the place looks like a dive but after a second look it still looked like a dive. My guess, during the normal work week it would be a hot spot meeting place for the entire construction workers in town (home town dinner). Its easy to find just look for the water tower,

the café is located under it. We parked our bikes up front

right next to their small smoker that had seen its better days.

There is a large sign of Guy attached to the front of the building,

proving the crew had been there. Once in, you can’t help but notice the large mural on the wall (still not sure what that was about, but I’m sure there was meaning to it to someone)

I guess my first thought, after we were told to find our on seats, we took a seat next to the mural, was not an overly friendly place, not mean or anything like that, just a place to eat. The waitress took our order; David order a Grilled Reuben sandwich with chips and a sweet tea,

I order a childhood memory hamburger steak with gravy, mashed potatoes,

a salad came with it,

oh yea and a diet coke (got to watch my figure) my fist bite was a disappointment the gravy that covered everything tasted burnt

or like it had been around for awhile, the meat underneath was very bland…not bad just no taste, the mashed potatoes were good but the were covered with gravy, burnt gravy. David said his sandwich was good (but really, how do you screw up a sandwich)

we had an uneventful meal, checking or iphone for directions to our next stop (cliffhanger, cliffhanger ha-ha) over all I would rate the café a two stars out of five,

I gave it a two mainly  because the food was not overly pricey, I think our meal came to 18 dollars for the both of us. After looking on the web again it appears they are more famous for their breakfast. Hmmm not sure I’ll even give that a try…ok till next time. Remember good things did happen on this trip, just not at the La Pines Café. Be sure to check out my next post…

Big Al

Friday, January 28, 2011

Subject: Difference Between Grandpas And Grandmas

This will bring a tear to your eyes and warm the cockles of your hearts.

 Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Grandmothers and Grandfathers? Well, here it is:

There was this loving grandfather

who always made a special effort to spend time with his son's family on weekends. Every Saturday morning he would take his 7-year-old granddaughter out for a drive in the car for some quality time --

just him and his granddaughter.

One particular Saturday, however, he had a bad cold and really didn't feel like being up at all. He knew his granddaughter always looked forward to their drives and would be disappointed. Luckily, his wife

came to the rescue and said that she would take their granddaughter for the drive.

When they returned, the little girl anxiously ran upstairs to see her grandfather who was still in bed. "Well, did you enjoy your ride with grandma?"

he asked. "Oh, yes, Granddad, it was really wonderful. We didn't see a single asshole, blind bastard, dipshit or son of a bitch anywhere we went!"

Almost brings a tear to your eye, doesn't it?

Funny stuff
Big Al

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

More WalMart FUN!!!

He looks like the loneliest person to ever wear that shirt.
It’s never a good thing when your wedgie has a wedgie. Somebody go get the jaws of life .

Hahahaha! Hahahahaa! Hahahaha! It’s funny cause it’s gross

He's available for "Bachelorette Parties".

Answer me this: How does a short jean jacket NOT go with pink Capri pants?

Who wears them better?

Fashion Diva.

Well, it’s a good thing you put that hoodie on, because without it you might have been a tad under dressed.

Apparently some people have decided they need a little extra help to get through their Walmart shopping experience.

I think this guy REALLY likes wedgies

Do these pumps make my legs look gorgeous?

Yeah sure, let’s go ahead and show off the fact that you stole Mrs. Clause’s negligee.

Receiving one picture of skunk hair color is enough to make you go “Really?!?!” But getting two of them is enough to make you stick your head through a wall.

Self explanatory

Great Mother role model!  Help us Lord!  

I don’t even know why you are bothering looking at bikinis 

This is going to revolutionize breast feeding on the go.

Ummm, I think you might need something more than the pine tree air freshener.

Someone kindly call the Board of Health.

How does one manage this look?

Any ideas on what is going on here?

Oh Wow! That’s neat, Nike Sport Gear came out with a new flesh colored fanny-pack.

Do you REALLY think you are going to be needing those condoms there playboy?

Our vote for Mother of the Year!  Congratulations!  

An escapee from the Insane Asylum.

OH COME ON! How hard could it possibly be to cover up? The purpose of suspenders is to keep your pants up above your waist, yet somehow you have managed to fail at that simple task. Thanks buddy!

He was recently diagnosed with "Must sneak out of the hospital when no one is looking and go shopping at Wal Mart" disease.

They don’t make “tube-bottoms” for a reason.

Pretty in Red!  

Other unsafe transportation options.

Hope you enjoyed
Big Al

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