We had breakfast at a local REAL diner. Archie's (when I was growing up it was called Dick's Diner) is only open Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to 2 pm. The lady who runs/owns the diner, takes your order, brings you a beverage, and then heads to the kitchen - leaving the front-end to the guests. As regulars yearn for another cup of coffee one of them will round the counter, pick up the coffee pot, and fill everyone's coffee mug! They take turns with this duty. The total capacity of 'the joint' is about two dozen. The food is great but you can NOT be in a hurry!!!! After all - this is a ONE woman dive! The three of us each had a huge breakfast consisting of 2 eggs over-easy, 2 slices toast, 4 slices of bacon, coffee, and hash browns! No biggie you might think....here is the kicker....the price of this home-made bountiful meal is $3.50! The three of us ate a very filling and delicious breakfast for less than $14.00. The hard part is figuring out the tip....do we tip the regulars for filling our coffee cups? Nah...it's just all part of the ambiance and neighborly way of livin' in small town USA! It is great fun and great food. Word of advice: don't have an appointment to keep and bring your electronic device. While our little family waited we played several rounds of an iPad game. Here are a few pics of our favorite (and only) neighborhood diner.
View from the street.
View from one of the three tables.
I'm thinking we need to go for lunch sometime. That hamburger DELUXE basket for $3.15 sounds like too good of a bargain to pass up!
Now on to the card...
~Base card - PaperTrey Ink Raspberry Fizz
~Layer of Colorbok Rosewood design paper
~Rectangle of vellum
~Rectangle of My Mind's Eye Lost & Found
~Pennant shape layer of BasicGrey's Manila paper pad
~Elizabeth Craft Designs Thinking of You die cut sentiment - highlighted with Wink of Stella
~Oval Spellbinder die cut, stamped with Hero Arts Soft Sand using Stampabilities Le London Script
~Image by Lavinia colored with Copics and glass beads
Inspiration | Challenges
Lavinia - Lavinia image plus beads or gems
YNS - sketch
Glitter and Sparkle - use digi
Ditzie Digi Designs - anything
Pile It On - patterned paper
Southern Girls - sparkle, shine, bling
Here's to pearls, diners, and family time!
Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa