Quitman Georgia - Where it's chilly in May

So...in evaluating what I want to do with my blog I'm definitely posting less frequently. The consequence of that is less traffic to be sure...I have even lost two followers (yikes). Oh well...can't please everybody....

Anyway....I had these photos of a nice bike ride to Quitman Georgia and wanted to post them so our cousins can see what we've been up to. If you ride in on a Sunday, don't expect a warm welcome.



Seems like I own a gazillion blue shirts...can't believe I have a photo in a another color!



I love this photo..it looks so retro....



Tristan and Doug..........



We managed to get three cups of coffee....and they were free. Know why? They wanted us to leave. I asked for coffee and dessert...and I had to track a waitress down to ask. She brought us three cups and never came near us again.

The family sitting nearest us stared some, then paid and left. I could tell dessert was not in our future, nor was a refill (fine, it saved us money and waistline issues) so I got up and asked how to pay.

"Just go. It's just three cups so you can leave, no problem."

It was the rushed offer to shoo us out that made me realize they wanted us to go...it wasn't a friendly "oh-shucks-you-visitors-must-experience-our-hospitality"



So we left.



And that is all to report from the headquarters of Squirrel Head Manor. Just back from a trip to Ocala.

Cheers..........

11 comments:

Janel said...

Looks like a cute town. The waitress must have had somewhere else she wanted to be!

Carla and Michael said...

OMG, that was so rude! I don't know how I would have reacted to that. Beautiful town, though I'm sure I'd never visit if that's how they are there.

Cathy said...

What a crock of shit......

Pierce said...

I love going to the little twons in Georgia, Florida or Alabama...anything within a few hours ride. Maybe these folks didn't expext to see motorcycles in a little town late Sunday afternoon :-)

Cathy you made me laugh out loud!

Mary said...

The town and your photos of it are fantastic. I'm amazed, however, that you were treated so badly. I hope you are having a better day today. Blessings...Mary

Kim said...

Tina- I could write a book about the "so called southern hospitality". I don't really believe such a thing exists. Obviously there are some really nice southerners, but there are also some really nice yankees! This town sounds like it is filled with rude and judgemental people. I'm glad you didn't give them any of your money!
P.S. Don't sweat losing followers. It's something that happens to all of us, me included! Thanks for your kind words on facebook:-)

A Year on the Grill said...

too funny... what are they in business for???

Ah well. As to the numbers... enjoy your blog for you. You will be around longer. Plus, followers come and go. But friendly folks will stay. I have always enjoyed seeing your life snipettes

Pierce said...

You guys rock! Your comments made my day, really. I'm not sweatin' the followers thing, I just wondered about it at first :-)

I realized what I want to do...I want to write more (and started doing that already), I love Magazine Mondays and maybe will try out Daring Cooks if they'll have me. We'll see.

Kim - I'd buy ya a margarita if we were closer and hear your story. I'll check you out on FB.

Mary, thank you! It wasn't really bad, and I DID get free coffee!

Dave - Thanks for the kind words. Loved your rant about the oil spill!

Le laquet said...

How bloody rude - I always wanted to visit Georgia ... maybe I should reconsider!

Pierce said...

No, no no! You should all visit Georgia...it's a pretty state and most times the hospitality is amazing. It was more than likely just those few people.

Cuthbert was great when we rode there a few weeks ago. Some older fellow in the cafe talked to us about the town and our bikes. Turned out, he was riding big trike.

Velva said...

Keep blogging girlfriend.
Seriously, they wanted you to leave the restaurant in Quitman-good grief. I love small towns but, sometimes.....

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