Well we traveled down the road a piece to Martinsburg, Nebraska! Yes! Not only did we journey we crossed the state line! Okay...so 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 balls...no 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...followinga devastating tornado.
And there it is! Bob's giant hand pressed burger! People come for the burgers ofcourse (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 bathroomis 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!)
~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