TV Tuesday post by Kristin, TV Crafter and back seat driver
On a recent trip cross country—from southern California back home to New York City—we stopped in many interesting places and saw many different things, obviously... but what I did not expect to visit so many times, or spend so much time at, were your everyday gas stations. We drove 4,000 miles and stopped at the pump for gas, snacks, and calls of nature over 25 times. It's never pleasant to use gas station bathroom, and the food is always terrible, but the one thing that made the stops bearable were some of the unusual and surprisingly well designed items they sold. Is there some special catalog that supplies every gas station in America?! Can I get my hands on it?
A great example of All-American design from the days of yore—clear, to-the-point, and no fuss. And you know this hasn't changed in decades!
I nearly had a freak out when I found this perusing the beef jerky aisle, hoping to find some Tofurky jerky, somewhere near El Paso, Texas. A pickle in a pouch! Amazing!
A little USA souvenir... comes in all 50 states! For $100 I could have had them all, but instead I bought just one — a $1.99 gift for my boyfriend.
Gas Stations even sell gag gifts... perfect for spraying sleeping passengers while you drive a straight stretch from the Grand Canyon to Albuquerque. Ha ha, Gotcha!
I had never heard of BC powder before... I bought it for 79 cents in Louisiana because I loved the design and packaging and apparently it dissolves faster than a tablet"
Stay tuned for more cross country finds from my trip!