Day: August 2, 2013

Car Paint, Hot Browns, and Eating Modestly at Lunch

Paint a rental car in the morning, eat a hot brown for lunch. That’s how our road trip started and the next several posts will chronicle our trip along with all the food and friends we made along the way. I’ve been looking forward to this trip since January when we surprised my grandmother with the idea. Don’t leave five women alone with car markers.  This happens. And this. And this.  Were we worried we’d forget our itinerary? My sister’s cute handwriting exploded all over the van in the Starbucks parking lot.  A grown man was shaking his head and mumbling something about “women” and “trouble” as he got in his car.  I hope we did him proud. For the morning drive down, my mom “done got all Southern” and made pimento cheese and Benedictine sandwiches to snack on in the car; complete with iced tea. Our first stop was Louisville, Kentucky.  Lunch was to be at the iconic Brown Hotel, home of the original hot brown sandwich. If you’ve never had a hot brown …