I had to go up to Kinderhook yesterday and got off the highway at Route 82 in Columbia County. I always stop for a cup of coffee at the West Taghkanic diner. It is one of the last great highway rest stops and the picture below tells the story. There is a book about the great roadside diners in the US but I dont know whether this diner made the cut. It surely should have. No doubt it will eventially be replaced by a huge Sunoco station with 12 pumps and all the junk they sell, but I’m hoping the next time I get up that way the West Taghkanic diner will still be going strong.