There is a huge tourist attraction in Hamer. People from all over the U.S.A visit South of the Border. This was my fist time stopping at the (unremarkable) truck stop that is at the same exit, although I’ve driven by many times. This tourist trap is called South of the Border because it is just south of the North Carolina state line.
Porky’s Truck Stop in Hamer.
According to Wikipedia, the silvery balloons you can buy at the florist, are not made of Mylar®, but metallized nylon. Mylar® is clear but it too can be metallized and has been used to make weather balloons and many other products.
[Posted while in Townville, South Carolina]