We saw the official Wienermobile, or at least one of them.
While we weren't allowed to go inside, we did get to stand on the steps and we had our pictures taken with it. Here are a few of the pics -- the best ones have the staff in them because they were helpful and lifted us up so we could see better. Staffer Dad also let Bandit sniff the back end of the giant hotdog, and Maggie got to look in through the windshield since she was told in no uncertain terms she couldn't drive.
The hotdog was parked in front of a Kroger, and of course we couldn't go in there either. Lots of people were hanging around, and we expected to come out of the deal with at least a munchie or two. But, it was a pretty clean parking lot. The Wienermobile's staff was really, really nice, and one of them even said she was from Staffer Dad's home state, Missouri. If you want to see more about the stop in Savannah, here's a video of the inside and other pics from savannahnow.com.
All good field trips are educational. Here's what we learned:
- There are eight total rolling wieners and six on the road. The other two are for back-up. You can learn more about the fleet here.
- The big wiener sits on a Chevy truck chasis. We wondered about that since it seemed roomy and nice.
- There is no chili or mustard or relish on it. Just a dog and a bun. The seats are mustard-colored, though.
- The way-cool celebrity meat vehicles winter in Wisconsin and head all over in the summer driven by students who call themselves "hotdoggers." They keep a blog, too.
- Wiener dogs who eat hot dogs are not cannibals. Hot dogs aren't made from wiener dogs. We were very glad to have that fact reinforced. The Kitten told us they were. But, thankfully, we learned that's not true. Wonder why he told us that?