Palm Trees in southern Florida

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Low lifes & other changes

The other day we had lunch at a restaurant in town. The restaurant was right next door to a small used car outlet for a bigger dealer, the place used to be a Sonic drive-in.
It's not a bad idea, a covered area to park a used car. 

A Maui sunset.  I'm talking about used car salesmen. This is better

We weren't looking for anything, It had just been a long time since I'd gone to a used car lot.

Clean cars, most were only a couple of years old but none had prices listed.

A Pacifica, CA sunset, look close at this one!

The sales guy came out and started talking... we asked about the prices & he said, "We don't list them because we have special prices for special people."

It all came back... I remembered back in the last century, used car dealers were "not highly regarded".  Since then, many professions have joined the ranks of "not highly regarded"... like politicians and assorted bureaucrats.

I do remember my first real visit to a used car lot.

It was good to see that used car dealers hadn't changed since the last time I saw one.  

I keep recalling the term 'scum of the earth.'

Sunrise from Padre Island,TX is a nice way to end a talk about used car salesmen

I needed pictures, what's a blog without pictures? After a blog talking about used car salesmen I needed good pictures!

Sunrises & sunsets are always worth the time!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A trip to Ikea

I'm in northern Georgia for awhile, doing routine medical stuff & hanging out. 

I finally made it down to Atlanta and we went to Ikea.  My wife had never been there before.  Ikea is an interesting place. 
I am a fan of their beds. 

So many ideas for living in a small space, some will work in an RV or a van.  I bought a futon mattress for the van, the mattress was around $80
The futon itself just didn't fit, it was too tall over the wheel well.

The futon & mattress can be bought by themselves
For lunch we went to The Varsity
I'd heard about the Varsity on TV,  I don't recall which show.


As I've heard of interesting places to eat around the country that I'd like to visit I write them down and put them on a map I look at before I go somewhere new.

I liked this place, it's not worth driving across the country to get a chili dog there but it was good. Great onion rings (really good!) & french fries.

Just wait until I make it to Philadelphia,