Friday, May 16, 2014

Small Town Reflections

"Our town" just got its own Wal-Mart. A recent visit made me wonder if it's just Texans who drive their Rolls Royces to Wally-World.
Alright, another photo to wash some of the extravagance from your eyes, this one parked at the feed store. Although I'm sure this truck still cost plenty, it is more typical for the area.
Linking to Weekend Reflections

135 comments:

messymimi said...

Now i've seen everything!

William Kendall said...

I actually prefer the truck.

Wal-Mart is a blight and a pestilence.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I've never seen a Rolls-Royce in a Wal-Mart parking lot before.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

They'll be the most pampered shopping bags in the car park!

georgettesullins said...

Oh my! I'm sure they didn't get it for a "roll back" price. There are a lot of trucks in TX.

diane b said...

That's a hoot. Maybe it belongs to Mr Wall?

Optimistic Existentialist said...

WOW that Rolls Royce is awesome-looking. Haven't seen one of those around here in years.

eileeninmd said...

It is funny to see a Rolls Royce at Walmart, they are saving their pennies by shopping at Walmart? My son would love that truck! Happy weekend!

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

i noticed when i would go to Texas on business, around the San Antonio/Kerrville area, their were a lot of suburbans on the road vs any other utility vehicle.

Dianna said...

Funny! Looks like that Rolls had its nose somewhere it didn't belong!

Janey and Co. said...

You never know who you will run into in Walmart!
Believe it or not, a few summers ago...the customer in front of me at Wally World was Ralph Lauren.

Miss Val's Creations said...

We definitely don't see Rolls at the Wally Worlds in MA!

Kate said...

I'd rather go to a feed store than a Walmart any day of the week.

marilyn said...

What a find !!! I'm going to be more observant on my next wally trip.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, wow!!! fancy car, love Wally World, congrats, Francine.

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

i echo Kate's choice of feed store vs walmart. i won't go in there because of the way they treat their employees, more specifically, women

cobie en bas van Es said...

ja maar of je gelukkiger bent als je daar in rijd?

A Quiet Corner said...

We have a local place where we get the dog's food as well...support your locals is a great thing!!...:)JP

AGATA AGATUSZKA said...

Rolls Royce is awesome-looking.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
If they say in Texas is everything bigger; it sure is.
Never caught a Rolls Royce at any Wall Mart; great photo!
That was a super JIT = Just In Time moment for you to capture this.
Hugs and happy weekend.
Mariette

Karen S. said...

Gee whiz, if I'd known you didn't have a Wal-Mart all this time I could have shipped you one! We have far too many, all too close. I'm more of a Target Store girl. I wish I had a Rolls to park there! Hehehehe! Just kidding! I'm a Ford and GM girl all the way.

Dicky Bird said...

No Rolls Royce here either - Wausau, Marshfield or Antigo.

Margaret Adamson said...

hi Wow. a RR at. Walmart! great reflections.

DJan said...

Hmmm. There's a disconnect here. I don't shop at Walmart, but isn't it a cheap discount store? :-)

Willow said...

I'd be in the poor house ~ if I had a Rolls Royce .
Actually I drive a 20 year old pick up truck ~ good ole Bestsy Brrmm Brrmmm

Pom Pom said...

Ha! That's some automobile!
I do like cars, but not the price tags!
My favorite vehicle is a golf cart. Too bad I don't golf.

Roan said...

When I first moved to Dallas back in the day, everyone had pick up trucks and cowboy hats. The cowboy hats have pretty much disappeared except for those real ranchers passing through town and a few holdouts. Miss those hats!

Julia said...

I think that that RR looks totally out of place. I would have stayed there just to see who was driving it and what they bought at WallMart.

Have a beautiful weekend.
Hugs,
JB

Molly The Wally said...

LOL well I never. That is a sight. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Montanagirl said...

HaHa! This photo is about as close as I'll ever come to a Rolls Royce! And parked at a Walmart is pretty funny. I like the Dodge pickup better.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

I will take the truck! But make it a FORD.. :)

Anvilcloud said...

Somehow, a RR at WW seems a bit jarring.

Jeevan said...

Both stunning on its own! Great shots

Carole M. said...

maybe the butler had privileges ..

Stephanie Faris said...

My mom used to cringe when my step-grandmother would go to K-Mart with her giant diamond ring on her finger, pulling out wads of cash to pay. She was sure it was going to attract a mugger. When my step-grandmother died, her family found out that big diamond ring of hers was fake... Her wealth was all show...which was probably why she always shopped at K-Mart!

Cranberry Morning said...

No kidding! That's hilarious. :-)

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That Rolls is one ugly looking car. The designers sure messed up a good image Rolls once had. Having a Walmart nearby will provide you with a lot of good photo material.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh my I too have never seen those babes at a Walmart parking lot. I guess now they shop there to save in items there. For the gas is rocking now for even the rich man pockets.

So you have to cut corners others ways..

We don't have Walmart. They have closed down.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

That is hysterical. People never cease to amaze me.

Sally Crowe said...

More trucks around these parts as well.

Maybe the chauffer borrowed the Rolls. :)

The Queen Jester said...

Now my Honda seems so inadequate.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What next? The Rolls heads to the Dollar Tree...

Irma said...

What a special cars, beautifully photographed.
Greetings Irma

Melissa said...

I don't know if I've ever seen a Rolls Royce. Maybe I should go to Walmart more often.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Fine!!.. Great car.. :-)))

Raggedy Creations said...

wow a rolls royce....maybe it J R Ewing LOL

Debbie said...

hehehe....a wal-mart, you are really moving up!!

i say, if your gonna go, go in style ;)

Mersad said...

I like the Dodge better. More practical! :)

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Patty Woodland said...

You are right - that truck wasn't cheap. Not quite the Rolls but...

Daniel LaFrance said...

It is a seemingly an unexpected sight. Perhaps the Rolls Royce broke down and they pulled into the first parking lot they saw.

Sylvia K said...

What a hoot!! Ah, only in Texas!!!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

We don't see many Rolls in any parking lot around Altavista, but lots of pick-ups. :-) We do have a Wal-Mart even in small Altavista. My little Vibe would look right puny next to the Rolls.

DIMI said...

Nice cars Tex!!I like the Rolls-Royce !!So elegant!!Great photos!!
Dimi...

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Wally World..whoo hoo! I like that truck..well it's a Dodge, and I am a big Dodge fan.

karmnik54 said...

Fajne autka:)

karmnik54 said...

Fajne autka:)

don said...

These are impressive (expansive) car shots. I still by a Starbucks drive through where we see all kinds of cars. An amazing amount of $$ passes the window each day. I'm afraid the Rolls is a little out of my league! ;-)

Bob Bushell said...

I never believed in that car, rolls things, it is too flash for me.

Frank said...

Very ostentatious.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, I once counted 9 Rolls Royces driving past a particular corner where I waited for a public bus on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA when I was a teen. That was in a span of only about 10 min., too! Fun picture of an unexpected sight of a Rolls in the Walmart parking lot. Have a super good weekend!

Small City Scenes said...

Maybe it's owner is just another Walmartian. MB

Jane of Levant said...

Wow love the Roller as we call them overhere in the uk - cute reflection in the mirror - thanks for sharing - Jane UK

Marissa said...

The owners of the Rolls probably ran out of "Gray Poupon"

Gail Dixon said...

Wha???? A Rolls at Wal-Mart?! That's a sight you don't see often. Well, ever. Not around here anyway.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Must be some oil gal driving her Rolls since hubby has the truck in the field!! Didn't know they still made Rolls!!

joeh said...

Yes, only a Texan would own a Rolls and shop at Wal-Mart. No one in New Jersey even owns a Rolls since Mike Tyson went broke.

RedPat said...

Everyone likes a bargain! ;-)

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Your town is just now getting it's first WM! That just blows my mind. I figured there was no place left without one.

Can't say I've ever noticed a RR anywhere in our town, but RR has a manufacturing site for gas turbine engines in Indianapolis. I have seen a variety of vehicles ranging from a Hummer stretch limo to jacked-up pickup trucks at our WM. :D

~Lindy

Leovi said...

Wonderful Rolls Royce! I love!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Seriously? A Rolls at Wally World? Was Christie Brinkley driving it?

Nothing says redneck like a dually-diesel.

Helma said...

Euhhhh ....... it fits my little car kkleine or 6 times in hahahahaha ... :-) Nice to see these cars

Gert said...

Oh, how very funny! You may be surprised what you find at Wal-Mart!

pattisjarrett said...

Nice! I don't know that I've ever seen a Rolls Royce, certainly not at Wal-Mart! They're building a new one at Town Center, not far from us. An exterior upgrade is required for that area, I'll have to get photos when it's done.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I can honestly say I have NEVER seen a Rolls Royce parked in a Wally World parking lot... or any other store's parking lot, for that matter. Only place I've ever seen one here is in a car show.

Brk Trt said...

A Rolls at Wal-Mart...what next.

Pantherka said...

Rolls Royce but beautiful :-)

Indrani said...

Rare sights!
Beauties, both.

Łucja-Maria said...

Wow, what a car.
Beautiful.
Greetings.

Ela said...

Great photos !!

cieldequimper said...

:-) Your RR is even better than my Citroën today!

Brian King said...

We have four WalMarts and I've never seen a Rolls parked at any of them. LOL! I'd take the truck, anyway.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Nice cars!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

If you can afford a rolls........employ a butler to get your feed. I would.


peter

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

now that is wild. i guess they spent too much on their car - & now has to shop at the Wally mart. too hilarious!! i love it. great times happen at the Walmart. ha. ha!! ( :

have a great weekend.

Nancy J said...

I'll leave the RR, and take the Dodge, fill it up with groceries for at least 3 months!! Maybe those use so much gas, they only drive in about every 6 months or so, or live very close by. Cheers, Jean. p.s. super shiny clean vehicles, no metal roads for them.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Guess those car payments are cutting into their budget?

bailey-road.com said...

I'd hate to get the door of my Rolls dinged in the WalMart lot. Actually, I drive a thirteen-year-old Jeep and my husband drives a twelve-year-old pickup.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great trucks!
have a nice weekend!
M/

Ruth Kelly said...

I missed the reflection of the mirror the first time I browsed because I was looking at that expensive car.

Black Jack's Carol said...

We don't have a Wal Mart in downtown Vancouver, and I actually wanted one the other day. I think there's one in North Vancouver and one in Richmond. Had to laugh at the Rolls Royce. Maybe the bargains at Wal Mart are why s/he was able to afford the car of his/her dreams.

Stephen Hayes said...

I figured there were Whistler ducks hidden in the pictures of these cars but I haven't found them---yet! I hope you have a terrific weekend.

Dave said...

For those who have and those who have a wee bit more..... great topic for the day.

Our photos said...

Wow, that is a nice contrast

Jeanne said...

I've got a feeling there is more to that story.

Terry and Linda said...

We see the random Caddie, but mostly we see trucks!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife@wordpress.com

Mary Kirkland said...

I refuse to go to Walmart these days. They put smaller mom and pop shops out of business and don't pay their employee's a reasonable wage.

Fireblossom said...

Truckin...down to Wally World...keep truckin...

Farm Girl said...

Very nice Rolls, but the truck is way more practical and way more fun I think. You never know what you will see at Wally World. :)

Barb said...

I notice that Rolls found an end spot - I'm surprised it isn't parked diagonally over two spaces... Wonder what's on special that they needed?

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Heck yea, I always drive my Rolls Royce to Wally World:@)

Lynne said...

I have seen everything now!

Rose said...

I don't think I have ever seen a Rolls Royce in our little town. Just FYI, I would take a truck any day of the week over any car! If I had such an expensive car, I would sell it and buy a truck!

Michelle said...

You see everything at Wal Mart!

Paula said...

Congrats on your brand new WalMart. Anytime you desire entertainment you can go there. Before they built our Super WalMart we could see the parking lot from our front door because they were high on one side of the highway and we were high on the other side of the highway. I guess I'm a little teched in the head, I like to go there.

Karen said...

I do prefer the rolls, great reflection from the truck.

Angela said...

I really like your WalMart sightings compared to the People of WalMart sightings! lol I try to stay away from WM myself as I usually have the People of WM sightings at the ones around here! lol

Beth said...

I like them both!

bj said...

hahhaa...lovin' these.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Uh oh -- life as you know it is over, Wally World has come to town! TOO funny that first picture>

Linda said...

Only in Texas! BTW, thanks for fixing my link.

Stephanie said...

My goodness those are fancy looking vehicles.

Elaine said...

Well, we don't have a lot of Rolls Royces here in Fairbanks, so I don't believe I've seen one in the Walmart parking lot. The truck now, that's more like what we see. Trucks and SUVs make up the majority of the vehicles here. I've got to admit we have a fancy truck similar to that one but it's a Ford, and I'd guess the cost is not too different than that Rolls.

Randy said...

I like the truck too.

Red said...

Maybe this Rolls belongs to the owner?

ellen abbott said...

So sorry to hear about the Walmart.

Paul said...

I'm thinking the Rolls is probably from out of state... If it was from Texas it would have a nice set of steer horns instead of a little RR thingy on top of the hood!

Karen said...

Cool rear view mirror reflection. Sorry to hear about Wal-Mart moving in, they massacre small town businesses.

Rita said...

LOL! :)

Christian Perrin said...

I still occasionally wear a work-shirt I bought at a Walmart in Toronto.

I enjoyed these two photos! I'm curious to know more about your little "one Walmart" town :)

orchid Miyako said...

I told my husband about the Rolls; He said that he knows only one person owning it who is the president of the big company here and has driver as well!!! NOT the kind of car to the market, he laughed(*^_^*)
He said he loves the truck♡♡♡ I can only differentiate cars with color p;)

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend Theresa, xoxo Miyako*

Betty Manousos said...

what a great find! love them both. awesome reflections~

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos! It has been a very long time since I saw a Rolls, and never in a WalMart parking lot!

Laura. M said...

I like white ;)

Busy Bee Suz said...

So funny about the Rolls.
When we had a Trader Joe's open a few years ago, we could hardly get into the parking lot since it was FULL. All the Lamborghinis, ferraris, porches, Rolls, mazerati's etc…were there for the 2 buck chuck wine!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I can remember literally reeling in shock from the sight of a $10,000.00 price sticker on a new 1977 Corvette at a Chevy dealership. Viva la Texas!

the wayside wanderer said...

Hopefully that is a UHaul place next door and NOT folks bringing trailers to fill with goods from Wally world. Gave me a chuckle.

Phil Slade said...

A nice Roller Theresa. Don't be shy now, we know it is your shopping trolley.

Marie said...

Fantastic cars! There's a car show every Thursday afternoon here not far from where we live (informal) and I've been meaning to get out there and get some pictures.

Kathy said...

I've never seen a Rolls at our Wal-Mart. More likely to see a side mirror being held on with duct tape!

James said...

What a find! Wal-Mart has something for everybody I guess.:-) I rarely see Rolls-Royces but the last one I saw was in Dallas.

Stewart M said...

I'd take the truck over the Roller - but I don't think I'd like the fuel bill for either!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Midmarsh John said...

"Save Money to Live Better" they say so now you'll be able to save up for your own RR.

Deb said...

it's amazing how many BMW's and Mercades I see at the thrift store...

Ida said...

Seriously a Rolls Royce at WalMart, What were they thinking. I mean so many opportunities for mean spirited people, it's like they were baiting those kind of people. I once parked my new car (which was actually a used Mustang) way away from other cars in a parking lot and someone dumped a Chocolate Milk Shake all over the Vinyl Hood.

catskillblogger said...

My closest Walmart is 35 miles away. Probably wouldn't see fancy cars there either.

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