Ruby Tuesday: No Breakfast


Waffles and pancakes
no longer served here—get ‘em
in Albuquerque.

© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo taken at Twin Arrows, an abandoned trading post along Arizona I-40.
For more Ruby Tuesday photos, click here.


Posted on March 15, 2010, in my digital photos, my senryu, Ruby Tuesday. Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. It’s closed now, pitty. Just switch to some shops. Enjoy your breakfast.

  2. I like it, but it’s kinda scary too… It’s like something I would see in a movie. Good job 😉

  3. I bet it was a great diner once upon a time!

  4. I love old diners. I love old diners that are open for business and still serving breakfast, hash slung from the arms of rude waitresses carrying plates of salted greasy potatoes and over easy eggs.


  5. I hate to see small businesses closed
    I always imagine a family shop
    dreams not realized
    then again, maybe they got rich and ran off to the Riviera 🙂

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I like your vision of the owners running off to the Riviera. Unfortunately, this old trading post is a casualty of the closing of the fabled Route 66 and the coming of the Interstate.

  6. Great interesting pic & wonderful rhyme! It does make you think, what happened ?

  7. Sometimes when I take the back road to Lakeland, I see places like that. Sad, indeed.

  8. I think it’s been a while since they served their last breakfast. I love the weathered look and the chipped paint!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Chipped paint can be photogenic. The major problem with it is that it’s bad for the environment. 😦

  9. I wonder if the breakfasts served were delicious. Great photo.

    From the Heart of Texas

  10. aw it’s sad when places are abandoned… Happy Ruby Tuesday!

  11. Very interesting shot.

  12. A picture of many stories.
    I can’t help thinking about how optimistic the owners must have started out, painting in vivid red, inviting guest to visit.
    Now it’s not only closed down, but abandoned, nobody wants to run a new business in those premises.
    Makes me want to begin something there.
    Maybe one day?

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      While I was prowling around these ruined buildings, I noticed a No Trespassing sign. Apparently the State of Arizona has taken over this piece of real estate. What they’re going to do with it is anyone’s guess. My guess is that someday they’ll level all the buildings–so there’s probably no chance for re-starting a business here!

  13. Ah … looks like it’s been out of business for a while now, but just as the boats in your Watery Wednesday post … I suspect this place has stories to tell.
    Hugs and blessings,
    Small Reflections

  14. MMT, great post! The lure of breakfast and then there is none. 😦 Ha! Thanks for participating in Ruby Tuesday! 🙂

  15. Your poems made me giggle.
    Love old buildings–love imagining what they were like when they were alive.

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