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July 26, 2014

Icon and Cape Cod

Filed under: 66 Days of Summer — Karma @ 1:38 pm
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Friday, day 36 of summer, was a quiet day. A few errands, a bit of housework. While visiting with Renae on Wednesday, we were talking about a place that is pretty much a Hampden/Wilbraham icon (Hampden is the town next door that our school system is regionalized with). So after dinner last night, Sarah and I headed over to Mountain View Restaurant in Hampden.

This place has been around as long as I can remember and little has changed except the name; it was known as Sullivan’s when I was kid. The draw here for my family has always been the soft serve ice cream. In addition to the basic vanilla, chocolate or twist, they have always offered less traditional flavors for soft serve ice cream. Last night’s offerings included pistachio and black raspberry, and yogurt flavors of red velvet and triple chocolate!

Sarah went for black raspberry.

I had a twist of the red velvet and triple chocolate:
I would swear they made a mistake and said this was yogurt when it was really ice cream. It was so smooth and creamy, I honestly couldn’t tell the difference between ice cream and yogurt here.

Today is Saturday, day 37 of summer. Tomorrow the girls and I are headed down the Cape for a few days to visit my mom. I will likely be away from the blogosphere most of that time. The forecast is iffy for the time we will be there – temperatures in the mid 70’s and 50% chance of showers or thunderstorms. I will keep my fingers crossed that the 50% will work in the other direction and we will be able to enjoy the outside. I’ve got my bag packed and ready to go!

See you soon!


  1. Enjoy your trip!

    Comment by Carol — July 26, 2014 @ 10:09 pm | Reply

    • Thank you – we did. 🙂

      Comment by Karma — July 30, 2014 @ 7:58 am | Reply

  2. I will send you our hot weather so you can truly enjoy summer on the beach. We have more than enough to share. Wishing you great adventures and wonderful weather!
    I think I would almost die if I had pistachio soft serve ice cream because that would be heaven to me. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — July 26, 2014 @ 10:25 pm | Reply

    • I wish your weather could have come to us! Was overcast and drizzly most of the time we were there – it was beautiful out the day we had to come home of course!

      Comment by Karma — July 30, 2014 @ 7:59 am | Reply

  3. Summer and ice cream. My favorites!

    Comment by Dawn — July 27, 2014 @ 10:05 am | Reply

  4. Cool! Have fun….. 🙂

    Comment by sonali — July 27, 2014 @ 12:15 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Sonali – post about it coming soon!

      Comment by Karma — July 30, 2014 @ 8:00 am | Reply

  5. Mmmmm, ice cream–in whatever form–can taste like heaven! Hope you have a really nice time visiting your mom.

    Comment by Kathy — July 27, 2014 @ 1:46 pm | Reply

    • We did – Cape Cod post coming soon. Thanks Kathy.

      Comment by Karma — July 30, 2014 @ 8:01 am | Reply

  6. Looks like a great place to have ice cream! When I was a child my relatives used to bring gallons of pistachio and black raspberry ice cream from the UConn Diary whenever they came for visits in the summer. I always associate those flavors with my father’s extended family. Hope you’re having a wonderful time on the Cape, no matter what the weather is!

    Comment by Barbara Rodgers — July 28, 2014 @ 8:57 am | Reply

    • Thanks Barbara. The weather wasn’t great, but we did have a great time.

      Comment by Karma — July 30, 2014 @ 8:02 am | Reply

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