Monday, June 25, 2007
The Red Horse Drive In is a half mile and 60 years off I-90 in Ellensburg, Washington. The best part of the place is the 1930’s era gas station, which is as spit-shined clean as an army officer’s dress boots.
It’s equal part business and labor of love for owner Bruce Crossett. From I-90, a motorist can easily find the place by exiting the west Ellensburg entrance of Interstate 90 at exit 106. Two minutes later they’re there. Trouble is, not a whole lot of people know about the place except locals, and even they don’t know a lot about it. “The Ellensburg newspaper has never even done a story,” said Crossett, who earns his main paycheck from the used car lot next door and plows back profits into his gas station/cafe.
The cafe offers yummy burgers and other roadside fare. I opted for a Rumble Seat -- the basic burger, at only $4.95. I’d give it B-plus grade for rural cafe burgers -- excellent but not the ultimate. If I were hungrier I may have gone for the “Dead Man’s Curve” for two dollars more. Milk shakes are $3, a bargain these days.
If you want to learn more about the Red Horse Drive-In, call Bruce at 509-925-1764. Or stop by: Ellensburg is on the eastern edge of the Cascade mountains about 100 miles east of Seattle.
Posted by Staff Report at 6/25/2007 09:38:00 AM
Friday, June 08, 2007
If you've ever misplaced your reading glasses or your car keys, or couldn't find your cell phone when it rang because you forget where it was. . . then you will get a good laugh from this song by folksinger Tom Rush.
Posted by Staff Report at 6/08/2007 09:30:00 AM
Friday, June 01, 2007
Back in the 1800s newspapers in the East wrote about giant creatures in the mysterious American West. One dispatch told of giant salmon that had jumped from a creek into a stage coach, attacking the terrified passengers. Well, maybe there are still big critters in the West -- and for sure there are plenty on postcards, like on this one with a giant bunny. Can you imagine the ride you'd get on this fellow? You'll find this postcard at many tacky roadside trading posts.
Posted by Staff Report at 6/01/2007 07:08:00 PM