Friday, April 24, 2015

The Neighborhood Cafe

Leigh makes sandwiches at the Neighborhood Cafe.  Her sister, Lynda, is the barista.  (A third sister wasn't there at the time.)  They are both Brazilian-born ex-teachers who work in the family cafe.


In the 1980s Leigh and Lynda were part of a five-person family group that ran south-to-north across the entire USA from Naples to the Canadian border, four at a time, with the fifth driving the van.

The following year Leigh and Lynda and the other family runners ran east-to-west across the entire United States from Ocean City, Maryland, to San Diego, California.  This time they ran relay style, four runners each day.  The family ran about 60 - 70 miles a day.

22 comments:

Mersad said...

They look really friendly and I hope their business is doing good!

Luis Gomez said...

They have ran a lot. Great shot. Have a nice weekend Jack.

Karl Demetz said...

Hi Jack, you always find nice people with interesting stories !
How do you do that? :)

Fotolosopher said...

A beautiful and enduring family with tons of endurance and grit!

Birdman said...

I've done a quick check. QUITE a few more stunning portraits of women on your site these days. What's up with that?

Birdman said...

btw Will you be heading back for coffee and the image of the third sister soon? I'm holding my breath. Gulp!

Malyss said...

Great girls ! AND they like Robert Doisneau?.. VERY great girls !

William Kendall said...

Quite an accomplished pair!

Mo said...

Very impressive run and what welcoming smiles.

José Mendonça said...

With such wonderful smiles I'm sure they have a great clientelle.

Sylvia K said...

Impressive runs indeed, lovely smiles and you do find the beauties, Jack!! Hope you have a fun weekend!! Enjoy!!

Kate said...

That's a lot of miles!

RedPat said...

They look very fit and I love the big smiles, Jack! ;-)

VP said...

I am glad they stopped running: I was getting tired only reading it...

jennyfreckles said...

That's quite a feat of running (or feet maybe...)

Stefan Jansson said...

What a family, great stuff.

Dianne said...

What joyful energetic sisters Jack. I'm sure they know how to make a mean sandwich.

Michelle said...

Wow, I am impressed with their running history.

Randy said...

Great smiles.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

As someone who rarely even runs to catch a bus and can only make instant coffee, I can't help but be impressed.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The sisters look happy to be 'running' the cafes these days Jack :)

EG CameraGirl said...

They have tons of energy, that's for sure!