After some gentle curves and picturesque views, I was dumped out into downtown Anderson. I planned on grabbing a bite to eat and then ride around a bit checking out the city. Much of the area is still recovering from the recent rain which has caused many floods throughout Indiana.
I hadn't looked at a map before coming to Anderson so I had little sense of where I was in the city. After a bit of cruising around the streets, I decided to use the GPS to find a local diner or cafe.
The GPS pulled up 2 interesting eateries. The first was Lemon Drop and the second was Gene's Root Beer. The idea of a root beer clinched the decision. I'll hit the Lemon Drop next time.
Diligently following the GPS, I was dumped into a waste land which had a Fallout flair to it. I'm not sure what this area had been in the past, but the whole lot was a mix of concrete, loose gravel, glass and weeds. After a few careful laps I was greeted by a locked gate which signaled that I would need to find another way.
On my new route to Gene's Root Beer, I did pass the Lemon Drop and noticed it had drawn a large lunch crowd. Next time I'm in Anderson I'll stop in for a burger.
Gene's Root Beer, located off of Scatterfield Road, had drawn its own crowd of locals. When I pulled the bike in, I was greeted by a friendly staff member who was happy to see me riding.
Gene's Root Beer had your standard Drive-in fare but what caught my eye was the tenderloin. I've been waiting for the right time to derail my diet, so I ordered a tenderloin sandwich, fries and a Root Beer. Sitting on one of the picnic tables, my order was brought out to me. I chatted with the server, who was anxiously waiting to get her husbands bike out when he recovers from a recent shoulder injury.
It was a good Friday. The weather was warm, the ride was good, and the sandwich was what I had hoped it would be.