How many of us have late night Diner stories ready to share with just a bit of prompting? John and I each have some fun memories of long hours spent with friends in the red vinyl booths of a neighborhood Denny’s. From High School study sessions to after bar closing time in college most of them involve coffee, large quantities of greasy food and groups of laughing friends.
Now that I’m in my 40’s 12:00 am usually finds me in bed but in an effort to think of something original to share for this weeks post we thought it would be an adventure to stay up late with Ryan and show him a peek of what goes on after midnight… It’s funny how the streets that look so familiar at noon take on a different mood 12 hours later and Ryan’s head was turning right and left taking in the sights while asking non-stop questions about how many people were still up and where did we think they were going.
At Denny’s we were lucky enough to get a corner booth and after a long look at the menus everyone settled on chocolate milkshakes and fries. Watching the different tables and trying to eavesdrop was really entertaining and if we couldn’t hear the real words we put our heads together and invented conversations between strangers. The time passed so quickly that midnight was here before I was ready but as luck would have it there was one open stool at the bar looking directly into the kitchen and the neon clock on the wall. I walked over, waited for my moment and snapped a photo capturing the 12:00 am hour.
It’s hard to believe we’ve turned the corner and are starting the second half of this 24 hour project, time sure does fly when you’re having fun. If you have a photo or story to share about your 12:00 am hour I’d love to see it! Please tag your post 1 Day 1 World Project for easy reader searches and/or link your post in a comment below so we can all enjoy the view. Together we’ll build a virtual 24 hour day filled with images from around the world.
If you’re new to the 1 Day 1 World Project please take a look at my introductory post here. This 12:00 am post will remain open for submissions until the end of Saturday, August 2nd and a new post for the 1:00 am hour will open for entries Sunday, August 3rd.
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