Under Sunday afternoon’s sunny skies heading towards the finishing point of the 2009 Ramapo 500 ride, Kenny and I lumbered along a lovely tree-lined roadway in Sussex County, New Jersey behind a parade of unfortunately very slow moving motorcycles. After about 5 miles of torture taken a snail’s pace, we lazily found ourselves on county route 560 near Dingmans Ferry.
In the interest of turning lemons into lemonade, being trapped behind this rolling roadblock provided us with the impetus to stop and let some distance stretch between us and them. The Layton Country Store which was just up around the bend provided us with a perfect lunch spot. With its folksy red paint, old fashioned porch screen door entrance and wonderful Mail Pouch Tobacco sign, the store has been open for business since the 1820’s. The two of us tired but smiling, sat alone on the charming front porch with our delicious sandwiches and watched the bikes trickle by. It was another quiet and delicious moment in this life.
Layton Country Store
130 County Road 560
Sandyston, NJ 07851