Thursday, April 10th (continued):
Danny and I strapped in as we departed Crabill's
for our appointment with destiny! We had about a 50 minute drive to make our 5:45pm goal of arriving 15 minutes early...just in case.
To fully set the stage...Buddy and Mrs Roadhouse
have now departed St. Elmo's in Indianapolis, buffetbuster
and Wandering Jew
have picked up Cousin Johnny
in Columbus, Ralph and Lori Melton (Ice Cream Chick)
have departed their last food stop and are heading though Columbus and Michael Hoffman & lleechef
are picking up Ed Sails
arriving from California and into Columbus! WOW - I think I got it right!
Danny and I pull into Henry's
in West Jefferson, Ohio. Located just west of Columbus, it sits all alone on a desolate stretch of highway made grayer by the fact that the nearby fields had not yet been plowed, which would eventually provide some much needed color to the area.
After stretching and a few outdoor photos, we headed in. As our eyes grew accustomed to the light, I did a double take...and got one right back! There in booth just in front of me was Ralph and Lori, who just happened to hit Henry's
without any knowledge of our rendezvous! What a great surprise! And they were eating pie!
After a little small talk, we grabbed a big table right next to them and let the staff know the Mobile Pie Orderers
had arrived!!! Less than ten minutes later, in walks buffetbuster
flanked by the pie security tag team of Wandering Jew
and Cousin Johnny
...and a new member of the posse, Big Boy
let me know that the other threesome was delayed at the Columbus airport, so we gave the word to our gracious and friendly waitress to...Bring On The Pie!
Here's a first look...
Clearly excited, buffetbuster
broke out in song at the top of his lungs...To All The Pies I've Loved Before
! Security went out the window and a general free-for-all broke out with several of us suffering fork wounds to the back surface of the hands! Crust was flying in all directions! Dangerous work this Roadfooding! I'll let the posse describe the flavors but our advance order system did result in us getting a slice of several sold out selections!