If you Love Old Truck Stops, Highways, Diners, Motels, Filling Stations and all those wonderful things that speak volumes of the Heart and Soul of America and a bygone era, than you have come to the right spot! Welcome and enjoy your stay!
I am a Christian, a wife, a musician, a songwriter, a small business owner, a sentimentalist, a lover of animals, America, and her nostalgia. My husband is a professional BBQ competitor, evangelist, and my best friend. You're invited to visit our website, www.americathewaywewere.com
This is very sad. Today we were driving down Highway 61 and stopped by this icon to take some pictures...what we found was this nearly 70 year old establishment closed up tight and for sale ....again! I sure hope someone sees what I see and brings her back to the splender she once had. If you scroll down you'll see a picture of her from probably at least 20 years ago. Thankfully I've been able to eat here before. Also, the original vertical sign is gone. This is very disappointing.
Wow, what a great sign! This grocery opened in 1931 and is still going strong! This sign has been here forever...I thought I should capture it on film in case it's not long for this world. I hope there are no plans to take it down..it is part of New Orleans! Update! This sign has been removed and a new one put up. My husband and I saw them taking it down and then later that day saw the new one. I'm glad I catptured it when I did! hehe! It was a sad day for me when they took this beauty down...I guess they don't realize that they got rid of a part of New Orleans history!
I'm not sure when Gambino's opened but I know it's been open for more than 50 years! This a wonderful bakery and always consistant in there goods. This sign is a classic! One day it may not be there anymore so I had to get a picture. By the way, Gambino's has the best Doberge cake!
Old Time America
Look at this...A train going right through an old New Orleans neighborhood! Now that's America!
Steak N Ale...a soon to be Classic!
Steak and Ale, established in 1966, is one of those places that thankfully hasn't changed over time. There aren't very many left around the country. The one in this picture is the only one left in Louisiana. UPDATE: CLOSED
This an awesome old sign from Dorignac's Grocery, located in Metairie, LA. It's been open since 1947 and still going strong! This is a classic in grocery store signage!
Trucker Danny...Knight of the Road
This is Trucker Danny. He is a true Knight of the Road. Among many things Danny does everyday as a Driver, he did something very special on August 1, 2007. Danny was in Ohio with an empty log book. He received a phone call to pick up a load of supplies from a near by hospital and deliver it to Minneapolis where the Mississippi River Bridge had collapsed that day. Without even thinking about it Danny threw his log book in his bunk and headed to his new load...he then pushed 18 till he got to his destination. Danny epitomizes the American Trucker. Thank you, Danny, for a job well done!
International House of Pancakes
Wow, this place is classic! It's sad that everything changes...even IHOP. I remember going to these restaurants as a kid...Thank you Jesus that I will always have these wonderful memories! (and thank you for great photos!)
Airline Motors Restaurant
This is a classic American Diner Located in Laplace, LA along Airline Highway. This place is so nostalgic and still in operation! It was opened in 1939 as a car dealership and then in 1941 the restaurant was born! Next time you're in the area stop by and have a bite to eat...you won't regret it! Also, it had an Esso attached for a long time.