Friday, February 10, 2006

chick-n-dip



How many of us long to answer our wanderlust? We dream of walking away from our jobs, leaving behind mundane tasks and heavy responsibilities, hitting the road and filling days with exotic locales and experiences.

Personally, I never seem to tire of the tales - William Least Heat-Moon has forged a career out of road trips. Some, like AP writer Cal Woodward convince their bosses to underwrite the adventure in return for producing a story. Nice work if you can get it.

My photographer friend Ron has, in his words, "sold all his junk" and is hitting the road with his dog as company. He will head out of Chicago in the next couple of weeks to head across America in search of cool experiences and more junk (he's an antique dealer).

If he stops in my neck of the woods on his way out of town, I thought I'd treat him to dinner at Chick-N-Dip - just because broasted chicken is the best. Perhaps we can take in a high school basketball game, visit the Schramer's Black Angus beef operation or poke around an old barn. I need to give some thought about what would best represent my countryside.

7 comments:

srp said...

I think one of those ice cream soft serve cones with chocolate dip would be just the ticket. You can't find stands like this in the big city.

Floridacracker said...

Whoa, childhood memory. Broudy's Broasted Chicken...gone now, but it looked exactly like that stand. Thanks Zanne.

Judy K said...

Where is the chick-N-dip? I would like to try it on our next trip home to Big Rock. Also tell your friend,Ron, to head west to Portland Or. He'll get all the pictures and antiques he'll ever want. This is untapped territory!!!

Zanne said...

Chick-N-Dip is in Hampshire, just north of Big Rock off Route 47. Oh gosh, Big Rock is my favorite place, one of the best for getting some great photos.

Rachel said...

Ron will be thrilled! Wonder if he's found his RV yet? I guess he'll let us know.

pablo said...

Exotic or quixotic adventures?

Zanne said...

Maybe a bit of both.