I do love a good adventure!
My son, Michael, invited me to have lunch with him at the Rattlesnake Saloon. It was an hour and a half drive from his house and we were starved by the time we got there.
At the entrance you hop into the back of a big, white pickup truck. The side benches hold about 10 people. I chose to ride 'up front'... thought it best for these old bones!
We headed down this narrow dirt road (and I do mean DOWN), trees surrounding us and at the bottom of that hill was a huge bluff. An oudoor cafe and saloon sat underneath that bluff. (actually the saloon is inside that little wooden building)
Their menu features sandwiches (burgers, hotdogs etc) and the ones we ordered were very good. The Key Lime Pie was amazing! Beside the good food, it's the atmosphere that pulls you in...
Michael and I sat at the table under the edge of that bluff, the cool air relaxing us, nature embracing us. He got a burger so thick that he had trouble getting it in his mouth to chomp off a bite. My chicken salad was very good and was on a hogie bun (Extra mayo available, if you need it and I did, since I absolutely LOVE mayo.)
I don't know when I have had such an usual, delightful lunch. I wouldn't have missed it for the world.
Oh, the saloon is miles out in the boonies... You'd think no one would show up or even find it. Nope. That place was hopping, the taxi truck making that trip up and down the hill constantly bringing hungry folks down to eat... and they have a lodge top-side with walking and horse trails, chuckwagon races, horse races etc.
It's been featured on several tv shows, has served folks from all 50 states and 30 countries. It's nothing to have anywhere from 1,500-2,000 people there on a Saturday. There is live music on the weekends. It's the place to be.
And, I was there!