Friday Nov 29, 2013
Walkabout Camp and RV Park
Today, on our last day at Walkabout it was again windy and cold. So that cancelled the Cumberland Island trip for sure. Although we did drive over to the visitor’s center and gaze out longingly.
But before that David has to go out for breakfast. It’s cold outside doncha know. Gotta have some warm grub. Actually any excuse or no excuse will do. I’m amazed that even after that giant Thanksgiving dinner just yesterday afternoon, he’s still thinking about food and Steffens is the place.
Steffens has been in Kingsland Georgia at this same spot since 1948 which makes it nearly as old as David. He seems to really like things that are his age. He has serious nostalgia. Just put out old pictures of buildings or people and whether he knows them or not he’s all over it.
He’s thrilled that it looks just about the same. Well except there are a lot more cars and trucks in the parking lot this morning and no gas pump.
There are even 3 logging trucks parked outside today.
Steffens is his kind of place for other reasons too. It’s a down home diner where Miss Helen has been making famous homemade biscuits from scratch for over 30 years. You can get chicken and biscuits. Biscuits and gravy. Biscuits any way and with any thing.
Now David makes a GREAT biscuit but he always likes to compare. He orders 2 eggs over easy, hash browns, Wainwright’s local sausage and Miss Helen’s biscuits. Just your basic vegan breakfast of course.
He declares Miss Helen to have one up on him. I admit the breakfast is mighty good and those biscuits are flakey and rich. I don’t even want to know what is in them. Certainly not spelt flour.
It’s true this place is a blast from the past and chocked full of Southern charm. The waitress even calls me baby. Me, baby? I laugh out loud. She’s 20 years younger than I am.
They have a Hoosier Cupboard and REAL butter served in a unique really old style short canning jar and real sugar served in a you pour it. No packets here please.
Check out their weekly specials like Fried Chicken Livers with black eyed peas and strawberry shortcake on Monday or or Smothered Pork Chops with Fordhook Limas and Banana Pudding on Wednesday among others.
We feel right at home, have a great breakfast and a sweet little waitress. Bless her heart! So if you are ever in Kingsland or at Walkabout, and this is your kind of place too, then stop on by Steffens. It’s on Route 17, South Lee Street.
This sign on the wall sums up my feelings.