My dad was big on stopping in different small towns, and getting out and walking around, when we were on car trips (usually headed to a campground) in the mid-50's and 60's.
With four kids, one or two dogs, and a whole lotta camping gear piled in a station wagon, we really needed a stop!
Being the youngest of the four kids, I always got stuck in the middle of the backseat.
In fact, I think "the middle" is always the lot in life of the youngest child! That's me, in the middle of course, in both the photos above.
There was no such thing as a seatbelt back then either, so if someone went to sleep there was little to keep them from falling over on top of you!
When fights would break out in the backseat, we would stop in a town and get out to "stretch our legs" as Dad would say.
We walked around, in whatever little downtown we stopped in, until we found an ice cream counter. Before Baskin-Robbins, even the smallest town had at least one soda shop with an ice cream counter back then.
Dad and I always got the same thing -- a double-decker ice cream cone with rocky road on the bottom and orange or rainbow sherbet on top!
Now that may sound like an odd combo to you, but just try it sometime. It's still my favorite combo...
And when it came to candy bars back then, the Rocky Road candy bar was always my first choice.
And it's so easy! Simply Stacie's easy-to-follow recipes are always a hit around our house, and I think you'll like them too. You can check out Stacie's Confetti Chocolate Bars and other recipes here.
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