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Road Trip Inspiration: Hillbilly Hot Dogs Postcard

Road Trip Inspiration: Hillbilly Hot Dogs Postcard

Recently, I wrote about my friend Chris and how he sends me postcards from the places he visits on his motorcycle. Last week I received a card from Hillybilly Hot Dogs in Lesage, WV.

The card looks like a folksy representation of a roadside shack you might see being reclaimed by the land in the mountains somewhere. But… it’s a restaurant. And, I think I must go.

Google Streetview of Hillbilly Hot Dogs:

My daughter and I looked at their menu on their website when the postcard came. Apparently, they serve up 2 and 3-foot hot dogs as well as something called The Homewrecker.

WHAT’S ON IT…
Jalapeños, sautèed, peppers and onions, nacho cheese, habenero, chili sauce, mustard,slaw, lettuce, tomato, and shredded cheese, piled high on a 15-inch, 1-pound all beef weenie in a big ‘ol bun! As Sharie says, “It’s 15-inches of pure eatin’ pleasure!!”

I’ll have to take a pass on that, but I’d like to see someone else take one of those down. Hoooo lawdy – the aftermath must be misery. It has probably more than earned its name.

A few years ago, I became aware of HHD when it was a bonus location during the Void Rally. It was a stop I’d chosen but ultimately dropped because my schedule was too tight. In a few weeks, I’ll be hitting the road for a little ramble and I think I’ll have to rectify missing it.

As I think about it, I believe I must’ve passed HHD riding along Route 2 toward Point Pleasant in 2009. We were on our way from Kentucky back to New York. I can’t recall if we passed through Point Pleasant on purpose or if it just happened to be on the way. All I know is I saw the Mothman. And now, I need to see myself a West Virginian hot dog.

Instagram: Motorcycle Adventurer Postcard Exchange

Instagram: Motorcycle Adventurer Postcard Exchange

Over the last year, I’ve been exchanging postcards with other motorcycle riders. Every time I go to my mailbox and find one inside it brings a smile to my face. Just the idea that someone you may have never met would take time out of their day to send you a greeting or that you, a “stranger” would even cross their mind at all is pretty awesome.

Even when we don’t know it, we matter to someone one out there.

 

Other Posts about Postcards

Thanks for the Postcards!

Thanks for the Postcards!

I just wanted to send a great, big THANK YOU for all of the postcards and notes that have been sent my way. Every time I open up my mailbox and find one, I feel like a million bucks.

fuzzygalore - some postcards

You guys and dolls rock. Seriously. <3

This whole postcard thing was spurred on by Kathy’s Snail Mail Challenge. I’ve sent out nearly 50 postcards over the last month, so I think I’ve met her criteria. But… I’d be happy to send out some more. Or, some to the same people who may have received a card already. Just don’t think I’m some kind of creep if you get another card one day, ok?

You can send me your address if you’d like future postcards:

Or if you want to send me one – I’d be a happy girl:

Travel Souvenirs – Send me a Postcard, Please!

Travel Souvenirs – Send me a Postcard, Please!

I’m so knocked out by how many people have sent in their addresses to get a postcard from me. Thank you! I’d love to get postcards from you, too. If your pen is burning a hole in your pocket and you want to send me a postcard from your travels, please do!

Thanks again, Kathy for the inspiration!

And thanks, Ed for the Fuzzy girl image!

Postcards from the Road: Virginia is for Motorcycle Lovers! #LoveVa

Postcards from the Road: Virginia is for Motorcycle Lovers! #LoveVa

LOVE in Virginia

Greetings from sunny Virginia.

Apparently on the heels of their Virginia is for Lovers campaign of many years, the State of Virginia has adopted “Love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation.” With that they have installed LOVE sculptures around the state.

As someone who is moderately obsessed with hearts and love… I was tickeled pink to see a few of them as we passed through the state!

Wish you were here.
xox- FG.

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