When I was a kid, we would make the nine hour drive to visit my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins in Oklahoma about once a year. Maybe I should have been most excited about seeing family on these trips, but the truth is, seeing these people once a year (and sometimes not even that often) rendered them virtual strangers to me. So I know this is going to sound cold, but the thing that my brother and I always looked forward to the most was the mandatory visit to Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores. Even now, thinking about Braum’s I can imagine the taste of Pistachio Almond or Butter Brickle flavored ice creams.
Anyway, as an adult I travel that way even less. But I’m getting ready to head out on a roadtrip in a couple of days which will take me across seven states–including, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. What do all three of these states have in common? I’m sure you’ve already guessed…Braum’s. Now I know this sounds pathetic, but I’ve already mapped out a couple of locations along I-40 that we’ll just happen to pass around time for say, an afternoon snack. 😉
There are a lot of things I’m looking forward to on this trip besides ice cream.
The Hot Air Balloon Museum in Alburqurque:
The Petrified Forest:
The Grand Canyon:
The Red Rocks of Sedona:
Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamond Backs:
The Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo–I’ll have to get a can of spray paint before visiting this place! 😉
I’m sure there’s a lot more to see and I can’t wait to take it all in. But until then, I’ll dream of ice cream!