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.
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.
That wasn’t the only first that day. We also stopped here. . .
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.
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.
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.
Virginia Car Wash Cafe first time first time for everything giant fish sign Kilmarnock red lipstick
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I love that area!
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!
I guess I fail to get the link between the dentist and the fish, but hey if it works for them, so be it. The car wash diner is an interesting idea.
That car wash diner was totally unexpected. Good food though.
What a great day that must have been — I love a good laugh that comes out of nowhere and catches me off-guard. Thanks for the story — and the photos. 8-)
I’m so glad you got a big kick out of it. That made my day when I saw your comment!
This is one of the best reasons to be a blogger — one never knows what to expect from fellow writers — either the sudden laugh, or a quiet tear. Thank you for this!
Oh, the fish is a real prize! Talk about out of water.
We have a car wash/restaurant here – but that one’s sign is much cooler – you could print that out and hang it on the wall.
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!
That fish is hilarious! I love odd things like that -you just never know what is around the next turn. Happy you had such a carefree day with your favorite guy! K
It was a great day, although most of our trips are. And that fish really was a hoot! Thanks for stopping by.
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 :-).
I wish we lived closer too!