I just heard you say “RoadThoughts LIVE!? What the heck is that?”
SouthsideCentral’s got business out of town today. You’re coming along with me for the road trip. It’s RandomThoughts!, only more Random than ever. Here’s how it will work. I’ll be adding observations, thoughts, photos and who knows what throughout the day. I’ve got no idea what will come up or when it will come up, all you need to do is check in every so often and refresh the page for the latest content. It’s different. It’s RoadThoughts LIVE!… and it starts now!
9:00 AM – Road trips get much less fun when you think about gas prices. Walmart’s got their prepaid debit card deal where you can save 15 cents per gallon at the Murphy gas station if you use one of their cards. The promotion’s good at the Reidsville location (where NC gas taxes are way higher than VA’s) and not in Danville or South Boston. Nearest Virginia location that this deal is good for? Bedford. Wah wah.
10:30 AM – It’s always a tradition to say “What happened to Carolina Circle Mall?” Remember the Ice Chalet?
Sheesh. We’re heading to Beef Burger on Lee St. but I have a soft spot for thrift stores. Let’s check out the Salvation Army one on the way there.
This is one bizarre thrift store. They’ve got bags of oyster crackers and cases of pureed apple baby food. Lots of them. I can’t explain it. Anyway, on to Beef Burger
Folks, do not let Beef Burger’s looks or location stop you from eating there. Ralph Havis has been taking orders at the counter forever and I’ve never seen him not there.
2:20 PM – Begging for money at almost every intersection in Greensboro. I wonder how good it works. After typing that in, I’m hit up for money by two people in the parking lot. Ugh.
We’re at the multiple shopping center off of Wendover Ave near I-40. Just like Danville, Walmart has 94000 customers inside, and Target has 20. On the other side of the road, the Super K-Mart has 3 customers, if that. Again, just like Danville.
Happy Trails! to the Sports Authority store . I love the sign that says come shop at the Sports Authority store at Concord Mills. I’ve sure people drive straight there for that. We’re exploring more stores I’ve never been in out here today…
Hamrick’s? Overpriced “discount clothing”. Ollie’s? Just like Danville, it’s Big Lots Deluxe.
I lasted an entire 13 seconds at the “Christmas Tree Shops”. There are no Christmas Trees there, by the way.
And with the business done, time to relax. Bog Garden time.
All righty, let’s close this day out by stopping by Reidsville for their monthly Cruise-In.
First stop, Cafe 99! And it’s packed… seriously packed. I don’t care. It’s worth the wait.
Over 2000 people here tonight. That’s an amazing turnout.
Reidsville “Gets It”. They combine a Cruise-In with a “Reidsville Pops” concert with the awesome “Eric & The Chill Tones” and you get a night of free entertainment that can’t be beat.
And that’s my RoadThoughts for this trip… More coming up on SouthsideCentral!”