On our recent road trip, we passed by many places to stop off for a quick cup of coffee, breakfast or lunch….but what actually makes you choose the stop that you eventually decide on?
Is it the general AMBIENCE of the place? Well kept, freshly painted, outside tables, plants etc.
If so, what about this then? They already have customers, looks inviting, fresh colours……
Or this one? Liked the mural on the wall at the back and the painted pics in the front.
What about a rest in a hammock? Mmmm maybe not, though I do like all the plants.
Perhaps though, it’s the NAME of the place that makes you stop. Does the name say exactly what you were looking for….did the name satisfy some need that made you stop or did the name just make you HAVE to stop?
Angie’s G-Spot???? Oh my gosh, tried to make hubby look the other way…. too early for a beer I think or whatever it is that they serve…….
Well, this one said it all – obviously a culinary delight and while I am yelling “stop here”, hubby just ignores me as he is more intent on a “quick pick me up” and has no intention of stopping off for longer than 15 mins max…..
And now we are into jam tarts - it does catch my attention especially as road trips always seem to increase my need for “sugar”… it seems to have everything else too???
Ronnies Sex Shop – this one is notorious on the Route62. I believe that when Ronnie first painted “Ronnies Shop” on the wall, his friends added in “sex” for a laugh and, as they say in the classics, the rest is history, click on the pic to go through to his website if your interest in now piqued….
What happens though when there is NO CHOICE, like this tearoom on the Prince Alfred’s Pass – well, to be honest, Angies G-Spot was the other option, but we were looking more for tea…. on reflection though…..
So, which of the above would you have stopped at?
No matter which place you choose, the kind of stops you see on a road trip are often, if nothing else, memorable!
If you have any of your own pit stops you would like to share, please do tell me about them, I am sure all my readers would love to know what entices you stop where you do.