The fates were against me, and the fates were cruel. The very best part of my trip to San Antonio last weekend? That there exists a place on this Earth known as Jerky World. The worst part of my trip to San Antonio last weekend? That I was not allowed to enter Jerky World.
Christina and Paul have lived in Texas for the better part of a decade. They had never seen Jerky World before. I had been in Texas for about 22 minutes when I saw it. Standing out in an overlooked strip mall like a beam of pure sunshine piercing a cloud.
As if to taunt me, we drove by Jerky World at least half a half dozen times. We could never stop. We had places to go, people to see, planes to catch. Really, it’s probably all for the best. If I’d gone into Jerky World, I would have had to leave Jerky World. I can’t imagine a worse fate.
I love you Jerky World.