On the way home from Pennsylvania it was starting to get late and we needed some dinner and a bed for the night. So we started looking for an exit with a hotel and a place to eat. We drove south on route 81 to the Natural Bridge Virgina exit (it was exit 180-something) which advertised a Budge Inn and Pink Cadillac Diner and decided to give it a try.
Kong was guarding the parking lot... he was an advertisement for something down the road.
Humpty Dumpty greeted us at the front door
But the real treasure for us was opening the front door and walking into a room full of Elvis memorabillia! The walls were covered with plates, tapestry, pictures, concert posters and much more!
A must have menu item!....and Yes, he ate the whole thing!
This was a great ending to what had been a somber trip.
We'll be back to visit again someday!
UPDATE: We recently had an opportunity to stop into this diner again. Apparently the diner was sold in 2012/13 and the new owners completely changed it. While the Pink Cadillac still sits out front, King Kong and Humpty Dumpty are gone. Most of the memorabilia had been removed. It was more of a 50's formica/chrome soda shop look. We were very disappointed!