The Post About I-40 and 40lbs

I flew to Amarillo and then spent the next 55 hours trying to get back.

It was Jamie and Caryann's Morbidity & Munchies Tour 2010.

Every stop was a touch of sadness. Either because of the tragic events that occurred at that location or because of the overwhelming number of calories we were ingesting.

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There's more than one of these in Texas, so keep your eyes peeled. It gave us sour LifeSavers, chewy SweeTarts, coffee, 128 oz. of soda and a winning lottery ticket.

I DO NOT GAMBLE. Except on sure things.

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The Oklahoma City National Memorial.

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It's a moving tribute to the 168 innocent men, women, and children who lost their lives on April 19, 1995.

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Cheeseburger and curly fries from Nic's Grill in OKC. The restaurant seats 17. Even less after you inhale this gorgeous meal. Thanks be to Guy Fieri for the recommendation.

We never saw a cop in Oklahoma. This would explain the astounding quality of the roads. Good job Sooners.

Arkansas had us staying with Caryann's Mom. She and I got along famously.
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In spite of this loved one on the fridge.

I also discovered Braum's Ice Cream. Twice. In two different states. I want it here in Alabama. Specifically in my kitchen.

With someone to scoop it.

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The Lorraine in Memphis.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of room 306 on April 4, 1968. It's now the site of the National Civil Rights Museum.

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Believe it or not, those are BBQ nachos. BBQ spaghetti lingers in the background. A crazy great meal at Neely's BBQ on Jefferson.

Last stop was Nashville.

Where the only stop was The Loveless Cafe.

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Scratch biscuits with homemade blackberry, peach, and strawberry preserves.

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With a side of fried green tomatoes, hash brown casserole and macaroni & cheese.


And please help my muffin top.

{images: Jamie}


  1. Yummy!! :-) I want to replicate your adventure, even if it means gaining some extra poundage!

  2. Braum's is all sorts of awesome. We lived really close to one in Dallas, and I miss having it out here in Livingston.

    Have not seen the Toot 'n Totum, however it does not surprise me in the least. We have the Dam Liquor Store, which sits near the Lake Livingston dam.

  3. Sweet Jesus, I believe your spirit came down in the form of those nachos.

    p.s. I hope I don't go to hell for saying that. But if I do I hope there's nachos.

    Love, Jessi

  4. Our meal at Neely's looks like body organs on plates. But please know that it was delicious. (Just trying to keep with the trip's theme.)

  5. B: It's worth the raised BMI.

    KO: I have repeated "Dam Liquor Store" more than a few times today.

    jc: Top 10 reader comment of all time.

    C: I should block you from commenting.

  6. Those bar b que nachos about made me sick. You should have a warning at the top of this post for pregnant women who can't handle the gory sight of greasy food.

  7. ...but the Toot N Totum made it worth it.

  8. R: Disclaimers for all future food bombs.


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