(a boutique in Mentone Alabama)
The World's Longest Yardsale wrapped up this past Sunday after a four day run. The yardsale, an annual event, reaches from Ohio to Alabama. The trail ends in Mentone Alabama, a cute, rustic little town that attracts a diverse crowd. I once knew a man ordained as a Tibetan Monk living in a mountain retreat in that area. I expressed shock at this as Mentone is quite close to an area known for rigid Christian fundamentalism. But, the Tibetan monk described his life in Mentone and with its residents as being harmoneous and symbiotic.
Adventurous cuisine seemed limited year, with typical offerings limited to corn dogs and barbecue. In previous years, I came across homemade Navajo bread at one stop along the way. The barbecue was very popular this year and one hardware store/restaurant in Georgia reported selling a huge number or ribs and pork sandwiches. The owner told me he had been at the store working from 5 am to 10pm to meet the demand.
(Moonshine Jelly sold in a hardware store, Walker County Georgia)