This will be a short post since the day was cut short by: a) clouds and then b) mechanical woes. In the afternoon, I pulled into a Midas shop in Conroe because I thought my exhaust was getting louder. I just had my muffler replaced about a month ago. So, I had no idea what it could be. The Midas shop couldn’t even look at it until the morning. So, I found a Meineke (what did we do before cell phones & Google search? I guess we just asked around). They looked at it but gave me some bad news: broken exhaust manifold that would need to be replaced. They had to make a bunch of calls but wouldn’t get parts until the morning. So, I made a date for 7am with them and hoped for the best. I’ll keep you in suspense like I was until the next post.
Here are some photos from earlier in the day. This Smokey Bear guy is in Cleveland – at Smokey’s Tire & Brake:
This sign was supposedly previously used for a drive-in in Huntsville before it was adapted for the Long Star Liquor store:
There are loads of Cavender’s Boot City signs out there around Texas. Although most (all?) of them are modern, this one is a full-bodied one. Most of them time, these signs don’t have the legs below the text panels:
From Conroe. This one is more vintage. I don’t know if it ever had neon. The sign was repainted around 2009.
Last one from Navasota. Who can resist a donut sign? And these are the full height of the building. Coffee cup is a bonus:
Another post coming right up,
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