Diner/Gas Station from the Past…

ISOA BannerIn the old days, during my college years that is, State Road 52 was the main route between Indianapolis and Lafayette Indiana. I know I traveled it several times going back and forth to Purdue. Since gas mileage was so poor back then it had many gas stations and such along the route. I recently took a trip that included that section of highway and came across this past gas station/diner combination that has probably been abandoned for years now.

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I’m sure it was open during my college years but I don’t really particularly remember it. It looks like the diner survived until recently as the inside seems almost ready for the next meal. I have learned that if you are in a real search for America you must stay off the Interstate highways and travel via state roads. Too many people just treat their destinations as the overriding goal when they travel and forget, like life in general, that it should be more about the travel instead of just the destination.

In life the final destination for all of us is death so I can’t understand people racing through life to reach that destination. Stop and smell the roses, or at least get off the Interstates and enjoy our fabulous country…