Thursday, October 8, 2015

Wash Your Hands!!!

What do you do when you live in a small town and want to bust a move out of town? head to an even SMALLER town so when you get back home you think you live in a vast metropolis! I even found myself horrified about our local 5 o'clock traffic jam. Yes! I was in a line of 12 - count - em'-twelve cars!

Well we traveled down the road a piece to Martinsburg, Nebraska! Yes! Not only did we journey we crossed the state line! maybe that is not all that impressive as I do live smack dab in the vortex of the tri-state area of Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota.

Anyway...why Martinsberg? Well, in spite it's population of 92, it is home of the one of the largest and yummiest burgers EVER! So worth the jaunt to Bob's Bar! We highly recommend it - when you are in the area - or even if you are not!

Planning a trip to Bob's? Well you have been warned!

The ambiance is...well...small town! It was waiting room ONLY inside! Tables were filled with families and friends. Ages infant to elders. Tables were littered with long necks, baby bottles, and mountains for food. The room was saturated with country music from a good old fashioned juke box, laughter, talking, teasing, joking, the sound of pool balls (only the cues because 4 year olds were playing "kiddie-pool" using just the balls...with a little help from adults when the balls rolled to the center of the table our of reach). The wait was worth it because the wait-staff was so fun to watch! Two waitresses, one young male dish washer, and BOB! He was in the back doing all the cooking.

 This is in case you didn't believe me about Bob's claim to big burgers!
What is all that stuff above the cooler!?

Fancy bar set up! Ehhh?
Don't want to know what that is hanging from the ceiling!
That brick on the counter is from the town down the road...following
a devastating tornado.

And there it is! Bob's giant hand pressed burger! People come for the burgers of
course (price tag? $4.95) but it is the enormous side dishes come in a close second! Wait for it....

Here is a single order of onion rings.
The plate of cheese balls is a HALF ORDER! Don't look at me1 I didn't order it!
I HATE fried balls of cheese! Onion rings...I don't have the same hatred for...
There is a peak at the kitchen and the check out area. They are so busy they leave the cash drawer open. Wonder when this area was last cleaned off? Seriously...they don't have time for picking up! That cigarette holder is older than I am. It is labeled with cigarettes that aren't even made anymore.

Now THIS is something you don't see everywhere!
And yes...I have a thing about taking photos of some restaurant bathrooms.
I can't resist their quirkiness! But I ask you is this technically a bathroom shot?
The ONLY sink for the men's and women's bathroom
is located IN the dining area OUTSIDE both bathrooms.
So...everyone within eyeshot can see you (and IF you) wash your hands! #Speechless

 Maybe THIS is the official bathroom shot for my "Loo-Album".
It is located in a vacant lot next to Bob's.
So..that is how one escapes the grueling, rush-hour traffic, of "the big city" of Sioux City, Iowa! Next stop? Stay tuned...  Now on to the card. A fall pallet sympathy card. (Which I may need for myself if I eat at Bob's very often!)
With Sympathy
~Base card white card stock
~Strips of DCWV Autumn Splendor
~Sentiment die cut
~Flower die cut
Challenges | Inspirations
Just Us Girls - word week
Retro Sketches - sketch
Fusion - photo inspiration
Time Out - autumn
Mod Squad - get your fall on
Here's to small towns with double digit populations with a 'destination draw', quirky bathrooms, and enjoying every autumn day!
Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa



  1. This is an awesome design with those pretty fall patterns and colors! Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  2. OMG! I need to make a road trip to Bob's and will holler and meet you there! The food looks yummy and love the atmosphere it has - all the way down to the outside "loo"! TOO much! I hear you loud and clear on 12 cars being traffic too. Frustrating!

    Also love this pretty, pretty card! The patterned paper looks just like what fall should look like. We're still in the 90's around here but maybe we'll see fall at some point in time...and then again maybe not!


  3. That is one huge burger! I could probably eat the whole plate of onion rings by myself...yummy! Thanks for sharing your fun story. Love your pretty fall card. What a sweet polka dot flower! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  4. Oh my, your card is gorgeous and thank you so much for sharing your story about Bob's!! Definitely sounds like good eats and what fun with all of the pics!! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls and I hope you will not need that card for yourself anytime soon- hugs!!

  5. If you think 12 cars is bad, never come to London!! Fabulous and warm colours on your card and love the different patterns. Thanks for joining Fusion and TO

  6. Loved the story of your trip. But, you are right, you can't eat there often or your arteries will be clogged. Lol loved your fall color card and the patterns. Thanks for playing in the Mod Squad challenge.

  7. Wow ... Bob's certainly looks like it is worth the venture ... those onion rings look amazing ... wonderful combination of patterns on your sympathy card ... so very glad you joined us at fusion card challenge.

  8. Lovely use of the colors this week...and I do hope you don't indulge too often at Bob's, it looks sinfully yummy! Thank you for playing along with the Fusion Card Challenge!

  9. OMG! What an adventure! That hamburger and sides look amazing! And your card is pretty downright awesome too! Great mix of papers, and love the inky edges on your flower!

  10. Beautiful fall colours and beautifully combined patterned papers! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!


Thank you for taking the time to leave a note. Each is read and appreciated.