So Carole and I were down in central North Carolina over the weekend and while we certainly did lots of fun and interesting things in our old stomping grounds (we used to live in Durham in the mid-1990s), I’d have to say that one of the high points of our trip was our chance to see and pose with the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. (There are several, actually, all driven by pairs of college-aged kids who I presume get paid something for the honor.) It was parked from 2:00 to 5:00 on Sunday the 26th at the Harris-Teeter supermarket on Corners Parkway in Raleigh, and when we arrived it’d been there only a few minutes and was already surrounded by a bunch of people with very quizzical looks on their faces. I guess not everyone appreciates the majesty of a giant driveable hot dog the way Carole and I do.
When we were done looking the beast over, I really wanted a hot dog. I’d had the odd idea that the appearance of the Wienermobile would be accompanied by someone selling hot dogs, but alas, no. I had to drive to a Lowe’s fifteen miles away in Cary which had a hot dog cart out front… and which didn’t even sell Oscar Mayer hot dogs.
Sigh. I made do.