First Time For Everything

This week’s six word Friday uses the word “first”.  For me, it’s an old saying that still is true today:

There’s a first time for everything.

My favorite boy toy and I were driving around the eastern seaboard near an area called Kilmarnock.  It was a beautiful day and we were enjoying visiting and seeing the scenery.

Blue skies, green trees. . . a perfect day to go exploring.

And then we drove past this!  I couldn’t resist it.  When we passed it a second time, my favorite boy toy nicely pulled off and let me hop out to take a picture of it.  I think it was advertising a local dentist – not that it matters.  It was so funny to see this fish at the side of the road with those bright red lips.  You can see by the house to the left that it was pretty big.

How’s that for some red lipstick?

That wasn’t the only first that day.  We also stopped here. . .

That’s our little blurple car over to the far right.
My favorite boy toy was already inside,
waiting for me to get done laughing and taking pictures.

What’s that you say?  Big deal, you stopped at a car wash and gas station.  But that’s the trick – it was a car wash, but it wasn’t a gas station.  In fact, it was a restaurant.  One that you wouldn’t know about if you weren’t a local.

The service was great and the food was delicious.

My husband puts in a half day each month at an art gallery down the street where he exhibits his work.  His boss there told him about this place and it was great!  Not fancy, but clean and delicious.

It was empty like this only because they were just open.
Within minutes, every seat was full and there was a wait.

We didn’t find too terribly much during our wanderings on that day, but it was fun and we sure did see somethings that never saw before.  And that’s part of the fun of wandering – you never know what you’re going to find next.


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    • It really is cool out there. We’ve explored Kilmarnock and Gloucester several times this summer. I’m not sure we’ll be exploring Norfolk much though with all that traffic!

    • It really did have a great sign, didn’t it! It was a great restaurant but I don’t think I’d have even checked for a restaurant sign when I saw the gas station there.

      Good joke about the fish!

  1. you know, i think that is a way cool way to spend a day…I love those black and white framed photos on the wall. thanks for sharing this….It does make me wish I lived near enough that our paths would cross :-).

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