These are some pictures I took yesterday at Shady Brook Farm in Yardley Pennsylvania. It was a pleasant surprise to see this classic California scene.
Sure ,the classic car was nice, but what really caught my eye was the Bob's Big Boy tray and the drive-in movie speaker on the car's door. Immediately, wonderful childhood memories flooded in.
Bob's Big Boy was a huge part of the Southern California food culture, In-N-Out Burger is another. When I was growing up, Bob's was the go-to restaurant for a good Big Boy hamburger or even a delicious stack of pancakes. They also had wonderful milkshakes. There was always a larger-than-life, colorful statue of Big Boy (like the mini one in the tray above) in front of every restaurant. Sometime around the 1980's Bob's started to disappear.
The original Bob's Big Boy is still in Burbank, CA, and I see that Big Boy restaurants without the Bob are popping up around the country. I'm not sure I would trust the nouveau Big Boys sans Bob.
Is there any American over 40 years old who doesn't have fond memories of drive-in movies? What happen to them? I don't know if they were popular in other countries.
I mentioned In-N-Out Burger, which in my opinion has the best fast food hamburgers, fries and shakes in the world. They can only be found in and around Southern California. I look forward to my next trip home in January. :-)