Sunday, September 11, 2011
My husband was very excited to be home and to have an entire day of College Football to watch, including his Michigan State University Spartans.
I wasn't as excited about football (but I do have my loyalties - Go State!) so I decided to spend the afternoon on a photo excursion. I haven't done much of that since I've gotten home from my road trip a month ago, so it was about time! I took a few unfamiliar roads and ended up finding Hastings - Florida's Potato Capital.
I had no idea what was to come just a mile into town...
The first place I stopped was the Florida Museum, which looked like it was probably a very cool place at one time. I would have loved to poke around here when it was open...if I'd only known.
Above the front door was this football player. He is in really great shape for hanging out over a door 24/7.
Farm machinery of all types were all over the place. These were the nicest of the bunch.
Now, right across the street from the Florida Museum was this place.
Bull's Hit Ranch and Farm.
Their big draw? (Besides their name)
They made potato chips!
Bulls Chips to be exact.
This was their production facility, store and amusements.
I looked them up online and it looks like they were open in 2010, but I couldn't find any mention of them being open at all this year. They'd been around for at least a dozen years and had their Bulls Chips in a lot of stores and had an online shop for awhile.
This was their truck out by the road.
I like the tag line on the truck, "From the little Chippery in Hastings...Florida's Potato Capital." Oh, actually I quoted that wrong. It's spelled Captal on the truck. ha!
Handmade potato chips from Bull's Hit Ranch and Farm.
What a treasure. I sure wish they were still open. I wanted to have a bag of chips at least!
I wonder what other sights there are to see in Unknown Mami's carnival, Sundays in my City? I guess we're going to have to go on over and find out.
Hope you have a great day!