Posts Tagged ‘san luis obispo’

scrubby and lloyds

my buddy Bill Mulder sent me this photo of the old Scrubby and Lloyds hamburger joint here in SLO… long closed and torn down.  It is raining today… and blustery… It sure would be fun to be able to go back to this place today… and sit at the big U shaped dinette bar… where everyone faces each other around the waitresses domain of milk shake mixers and potato chip bags on wire clip clamp racks.   Usually a couple of old timers chatting at a booth around the edge… and a plethora of car mechanics and downtown business owners and the odd newspaper reporter hanging out.    Phone booth out front… remember those… jeez… remember dimes for that matter.   The cook… not sure if it was Scrubby… or Lloyd… usually gruff and unshaven in the back… ex navy maybe… I dunno.  Big flat hamburgers.. No fries… only potato chips.  a coke… or a milkshake.  That was the sum total of the menu.

Read Full Post »


click the image for  the entire view…

Extinct volcanos, great coffee shops, strong bike culture, old ranches, vineyards, two colleges, 10 miles from the ocean… etc etc.  a nice california town.

I found this photo on Wikimedia… it was taken by Gregg Erickson.  see…


UPDATE!  10-22-10… San Luis Obispo is the happiest town in the USA according to National Geographic’s new book… Thrive… by Dan Buettner

Read Full Post »

« Newer Posts