Several weeks ago, my friend, Dottie, and I rode our bikes out to Front Royal, Virginia for breakfast. (Here lately, I’ve decided if I don’t squeeze short rides in when I can, my poor bike will never get any exercise.)
We met at the Clevenger’s Corner Shell gas station about 10 minutes west of town. From there, Dottie led the way to the diner.
I generally tend to avoid Front Royal as traffic can get rather congested, but the diner is off of US-522, south and east of downtown.
The food was good. We did NOT eat all of it, in case you were wondering.
As we ate, I told Dottie I’d spotted a cute little store on the way to the restaurant that I wanted to visit on our way home. She was game, so we stopped.
It was hard to tell whether or not it was open, so we went ahead and parked. Judging by the hours listed on the door, I still don’t know.
I’ve thought about this place a lot since then. I still don’t know if it’s a hobby store (as in we sell stuff and are open when we feel like being open) or just REALLY cool yard art.
I mean, how fun would it be to have a little model store like this solely as decoration?
I think I’ll submit it to the RoadsideAmerica.com folks so they can check it out. I think it deserves a listing, don’t you?
They even have a Oreo Pig for photo ops. Although, really, the whole thing is sort of a photo op.
Dottie couldn’t resist posing with the pig. I’m teaching her to appreciate roadside weirdness.
Isn’t it just the cutest little place?
We didn’t have long to linger. Plus, it was getting hot. So off we went.
I couldn’t resist stopping for that flower shot.
So what do you think? Is it an operational store or yard art? Either way, I’m glad we happened upon the place.