Friday, June 5, 2009
Zombie City: Reedsport
I sortof missed going to Brookings. On the way down I was distracted by my decision whether or not to go to California to drop off the hitch-hiker. On the way back up I was distracted because it was late and I was looking for a place to sleep by then.
But I do remember both times I drove through Reedsport and Gardiner. Boarded up buildings galore and the epitome of a good horror movie scene, (or government cover-up town.) I mentioned to my hitch-hiker that I just felt like Reedsport was a very weird dead little town. My hitch-hiker told me the reason he was separated from his friends was he was arrested in Reedsport for sitting on the rail-road track. "Criminal Trespass." According to him, he had to stay in jail for 5 days because the judge only worked on Tuesdays. Wow.
Yesterday I had a craving all day for a big crab and maybe shrimp salad. But I never really had an opportunity to pull over anywhere because of all the storms. Anyway, as I was driving through Reedsport I see a sign in front of the Bedrock Cafe that says "Crab Louie" which is basically crab salad. Actually their B was upside-down so that it really said, "Crap Louie" I went in and it was just out of the twilight zone. The waitresses first ignored me for the most part so I moved up to the counter. They didnt seat me and just rattled off the specials, it was strange like they did not want me to eat there. I ended up leaving without ordering. I dont know if Zombies roam the street at night in Reedsport, but during the day, they work at the Bedrock Cafe.