Saturday, November 04, 2006


If you've ever traveled I-95 near the NC/SC Border you've seen the hundreds of signs advertising South of the Border. I begged for years when my parents were driving us up to SC to spend the summers on their farm for them to stop.

Needless to say, we had to turn off before reaching it and I never got to go to this horrible but wonderful tourist trap during childhood, and since then, I've only driven past it in the middle of the night. I begged and whined this trip too, and on the way from SC to Virgina today with Jon and Laura we finally stopped and I took some pictures of the place for proof that I finally made it there. I'm sure my mom and dad are rolling their eyes and smiling at the thought that I finally made it there during business hours! As you can see it's full of circa 1950's roadside kitsch and the shops are full of tourist tees and other junk, but it was a lot of fun!

1 comment:

DeltaDawn said...

Oh man - I'm the same way - always wanted to stop there too! Did you know there's a sign just south of Philly for South of the Border too? As a kid it looked like wonderland, as an adult I want to go for all its kitschy glory! YOu can cross that off your list now.