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Saturday, September 16th, 2017 04:13 pm
Do you remember when the Dairy Queen or Tastee Freeze or whatever would close down for the season? Even in Tucson, when I was growing up, our Dairy Queen closed in the fall and reopened in the spring. We have a place like that near here.

It's actually in Chilcoot, CA which is about 30 miles or so as the crow flies. I had heard that this was the last weekend they were open this year and opined to His Lordship that it would make a nice drive. I like a drive with a destination (and treat!) in mind.

After getting home from teaching my yoga class, we ate lunch and then headed out in the MINI. The Chilcoot Frosty is an institution in these here parts. The first time we went the kids were wee and we'd been camping. Such a treat! Little did I know at the time that people really did drive in from Reno/Sparks to partake!

After a small, swirled cone we decided to drive up a bit further to Frenchman's Lake. This is where we'd been camping, lo those many years ago. We like to camp on the creek rather than the lake proper.

That lake has been lots of fun for us throughout the years from camping (our first family camp trip - it poured!) to ice fishing to now the kids going up with their friends.

Home now. Fun times, good memories.
Sunday, September 17th, 2017 07:03 am (UTC)
Do you remember when the Dairy Queen or Tastee Freeze or whatever would close down for the season? Even in Tucson, when I was growing up, our Dairy Queen closed in the fall and reopened in the spring. We have a place like that near here.

"nods"
We have one here in town that closes around Thanksgiving and then re-opens around Valentine's Day.