Original Great American Steak

American Flags flying in outdoor dining

I was in El Paso,Texas again for a few weeks. As I was there we stop at a Steak restaurant. As we pulled up to the restaurant the first thing I notice was American Flags flying in the outside dining area. I took some pictures of the outside area. We walked inside and order a steak burger because it was just too hot outside in Texas in July. Original Great American Steak are know for their steaks and steak burgers. I ordered their well known steak burger, and to my surprise I was served a juicy burger with a little American flag.

Yes, an American Flag sighting on my steak burger.

American Flag Sighting
American Flag Sighting on my steak burger

If you go to their web site www.originalgreatamerican.com   you can read their about us page where you can learn how they are family own company and their company history. While you are on their website look at their menu. If you are in the area check them out, very good food with a great view.

Original Great American Steak

A great place for family, great food and a great view from the Franklin Mountains.

I can drive around and see many diners with American Flags flying but usually not restaurants. I only have one post of a diner flying the American flag because I  was just starting to post American Flag Sighting and that was a diner near my home town

Just another example of a great American business and proud enough  to fly American flag. well in this case flying many American Flags.

 

American Flags Along Route 26

Liquor store
Small business Liquor Store
Produce stand
American Flag at a Stone yard
Produce Stand
Produce Stand
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Condos
Stone Yard
Stone Yard

Along Route 26

Driving along Route 26 headed to the beaches in Delaware I noticed all the American flags Flying in front of businesses not because it’s Fourth of July but because these businesses fly proudly all year long.

American Flags Along Route 26
American Flags Along Route 26
American Flags Along Route 26
American Flags Along Route 26

 American Flags Flying Along Route 26

From small a small Deli named Ocean view Deli to condo’s I passed by the usually flag flying businesses like fast food restaurants, car lots and Banks. But I love seeing the hundreds of other small businesses of American Flags along Route 26. I wish I could stop and get a history of their business. How they got started and what or who inspired them.

Boat Business in the Desert

A Boat Business in the Desert

 

You know the old saying, want to buy beach front property in the desert? Well what about a boat business in the desert? As I was at Elephant Butte, New Mexico I notice another business proudly flying their American flag. there in the middle of vast miles of New Mexico’s terrain ( desert is what it looks like to me) sits a small boat business.

Boating is popular at the Elephant Butte reservoir so somebody had had  to start a business for boat repairs and marine shop. See the flag proudly flying at this business?

 

An Inspiration quote from Michael Jordan

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”  –Michael Jordan, NBA Legendary Basketball MVP

From an article from Forbes and contributor Richard Harroch.

 

A Boat business in the desert
American Flag Sighting

Plaza Reality In Beautiful Elephant Butte, New Mexico

Plaza Reality
While visiting my son in Texas.  He took us to beautiful New Mexico where I spotted this American Flag at Plaza Realty.  We were headed to Elephant Butte State Park  in Sierra County, New Mexico. Plaza Realty is located  in Elephant Butte where they serve as a reality firm for Sierra County in New Mexico. When you drive up to this mini plaza you are in the middle of no where, but what a beautiful area. Elephant Butte Park is just off  Warm Spring Boulevard.  The park has a beautiful huge lake which ia a reservoir created by the Rio Grande.  A major advantage to this Park is that you drive right onto the beach with your jeep or truck.  This gives you the benefit of setting up camp for just the day or overnight. Setting up camp allows  you can enjoy all that the reservoir has offer.  You see people camping right on the beach. They go swimming, boating, ride their jet skis or just lay in the sun.  Elephant Butte is not just a great vacation spot, but a great place to live.  Truth of Consequences, another town in Sierra County, is known for its geothermal mineral waters and offers many historic nature trails and Hot Springs as it was formally known.   New Mexico is a  vast open area of miles and miles of open land, so if you are looking for a place to call home whether it is ranching, farming or a single family home Elephant Butte, Truth or Consequences  or  Sierra County may be the place for you.  If you are interested in find out more about these area Check out the Plaza Reality website .  Americans are resilient people who set  up a business in many different places and no matter where you go in American, American businesses show their pride by flying the American flag in front of their business

Tall American Flag

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Tall American Flag

On my way to New Mexico passed by a very tall American Flag flying in the wind as we were leaving the city of El Paso, Texas. Just wanted to show you the picture.

 

Josephs Landscaping and Irrigation

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Josephs Landscaping and Irrigation proudly flying their american flag.

Josephs is another example of a company who started small in 1988 with lawn care now they expanded to a full service company. According to their website they offer irrigation, power washing, asphalt, lot sweeping, turf care, snow service management, lawn maintenance and award winning landscape design and construction.

Hard work Pays off.

Seems like, hard work pays off. A company who probably started with a humble beginning with a lot of competition made they company grow through the years.

Quotes to inspire you to start your own business. I pulled these from INC.com

 

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

–John D. Rockefeller

 “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 

Stanley’s True Value

Stanley's True Value
American Flag Sighting

 

 

Stanley’s True Value

True Value is one of the worlds biggest, member owned cooperatives who are in 58 countries and over 4000 retail locations according to true Value’s website.  While I was in Manayunk Pennsylvania and saw the American Flag proudly flying in front of the Stanley’s True Value. I had to stop and take a picture. Since I stopped to take a picture I had time to go inside and look around. I was approached by an employee with a smile while I was in the store looking around. As I shopped around and saw all the items they sold I could not stopped thinking about how us Americans are doers. True Value and other home improvement centers sell things to customers so they can get things done.

We are not afraid to get are hands dirty. Stanley’s True Value sells paint, tools, barbecue grills and yes American Flags. I also was thinking about the owners or cooperatives had the guts to start a business. The American dream, the freedom to start a business, any business. In conclusion here are some quotes to inspire you. So go start your dream business today.

 

Start up Quotes

Here are 3 quotes I pulled from Forbes.com

“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.”  –Guy Kawasaki, Alltop Co-Founder and Entrepreneur

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”  –Wayne Gretzy, Hockey Star

“The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.”  –Walt Disney, Co-Founder, Disney

Harley-Davidson in Kansas City

Harley-Davidson in Kansas City
Harley-Davidson proudly Flying American Flag

 

 

Harley-Davidson in Kansas City.

Nothing else says American like Harley-Davidson. Here is a picture of Harley-Davidson proudly flying the American Flag at their Kansas City plant. This powertrain Operations plant is over 350 thousand square feet. The Kansas City Plant produces the Sportster®, StreetTM , V-Rod®, Dyna® and among others.

Harley-Davidson 100 Years of History

There is over 100 years of history of Harley-Davidson. In the beginning of the 1900’s William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson produce the first Harley Davidson which expand to their many models today. By 1914 the United States Postal Service was using instead of the bicycle. Eventually, the Unite States Army saw good use for Harley-Davidson. Check out their History right here from their site www.harley-davidson.com

 

Boyhood Friends

Two boyhood friends named William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson started their business from a 10 by 15 shed. Two friends who had an vision to put a motor on a bicycle to make travel easier and quicker. See more from an article from entrepreneur.com

The Shed

What sticks out for me is how many American businesses start out. Like the story about Harley-Davidson, it started in a 10 by 15 shed. Just think how many companies start out in garages, basements, sheds and even the kitchen table. I knew a business who drew an idea on a napkin at a bar. Americans just do it. We do what have to no matter where it is. We work with what we have. We start with an idea and build from there.

To me when a company fly’s that american flag they don’t forget of the men and women who gave their life to have that freedom to start an idea and build it. So we can start our own idea in a garage, basement and a shed.