So today after we left the hippie funeral, we drove through Troy to find some place to eat. We ended up stopping at a Pilot Travel Center with an Arby's restaurant in it. It was probably the coolest gas station I've ever been to. Now if you've never heard of these places (which I hadn't until today for some reason), they're basically normal gas stations. Only ten times bigger and ten times awesomer. On their website, they put it this way,
Whether you're a professional driver, a business traveler, or a family on vacation, Pilot Travel Centers is your one stop for convenience. Fill up your vehicle, grab a bite to eat in one of our quick-service restaurants, unwind with a visit to our video game room, and stock up on your favorite road trip supplies all in an environment that is Fast, Friendly, and Clean.
But they're being modest. Every bit of this is true, but way cooler than they make it sound. Well, maybe the "clean" part is a bit of an exaggeration, but all the best things in this world are dirty. Still, these places are awesome. If truck driver smell didn't make me nauseous after about 10 minutes, I could live in one of these places.