Sunday, August 14, 2011

Baskin Robbins Ride!

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Our last day in town and it's time for a visit from Laura, who currently lives in Maryland.  Fun for the girls.

Carolyn, Jack, Laura, Ashby, Scott, Ann, Karen, Peter, Addie

Later on we picked Dad up after dinner and told him we were going out to BJ's for ice cream. He looked at me and said, "What was it that we used to call this?"  "A Baskin Robbins ride, Dad."  He grinned from ear to ear, "Oh, yes, I've been trying to remember that all day."

When I was younger, I guess young enough to not know what B-R was, my parents and brother, on a Sunday afternoon, suggested that we go for a Baskin Robbins ride.  I pouted, sulked and complained all the way up to the storefront, dreading a boring Sunday afternoon drive.  Years later, we still joke about the event, and Dad takes special delight in having tricked me, so many years ago.  So, although Baskin Robbins itself has lost some of it's allure for me as my tastes have matured and it became more of a chain donut/sugar/coffee stop, I still have a very tender place in my heart for Baskin Robbins, as I've mentioned on this very blog.


  1. You're a great blogger, Karen. Sorry I don't take the time to follow more closely. When I do check in it's fun to see what you're up to and to see my adorable nieces!
    You've only been gone a few hours and I miss you guys already. So glad we all got to spend some time together (next time let's you and I have some alone-time,K? Your pictures are great. They remind me how blessed I am to now live in beautiful Florence. I'm working on being "unencumbered" but think I need more lessons from you :-)
    Hugs and much love to you, Pete, and the girls,

  2. That's so sweet, Ann! Anytime you check in on the blog I'm grateful. We had a wonderful visit with you all! And talk about living one's dreams! You two said you wanted to move west, and you Up and Did It! That took tremendous commitment and heart. Anything is possible!

  3. That's quite possibly the best family photo that I've ever seen. Nice pic. Who took it?

  4. thanks! it was another ice cream patron!