living country

I am such a country girl.

After a busy week of internship duties, driving here-there-everywhere, and feeling ultimately sleep-deprived, tonight was exactly what the doctor ordered.

Icecream.  Old red barns.  Thousands of people laughing, talking, having a grand ol’ time.  Country music intermingling with oldies over the loud speakers.  A perfect night. 😀 

And everything is brought together into one big pocket known as Kimball’s Icecream.

If you’ve never been to Kimball’s, you simply must.  It’s worth the drive, for both the icecream and the entertainment.

Tonight they were hosting a car show.  People from all over—all different states and towns—drove their old cars in for people to look at. 

Note the volkswaggen bus in the back right…ahhh!!!  Too cute. :mrgreen:

There was time for eating, browsing, laughing, chatting, sitting.

I found my dream car.  Obviously.  How cute is this little thing?  :mrgreen:

Although I also would have been happy with this little orange British car.  Just sayin’.

Dad’s choice.  😀

Anyways, this is a food blog, so I only feel right sharing all the wonderful eats that are to be had at Kimballs.

Dad ordered a large plate of fried shrimp, scallops, clams, haddock and fries with a side of coleslaw.

He shared with the entire table, and I snagged a shrimp, a clam (because this is literally the only way I will ever eat a clam—sad, but true) and a piece of deliciously tender haddock.

Let’s be honest.  Everything tastes good when it’s fried.  But I’m actually super picky about fried food.  It can’t taste greasy, and the food inside the crispy coating should still taste fresh.  I hate it when you feel as if the food just wasn’t fresh any more, so they decided to fry it so that nobody would notice day-old food being reused.  Am I the only person who has ever considered this?

Anyways, this was perfect.  No sogginess.  Not over the top salty.  Not greasy.  Just melt in your mouth delicious. 

But I limited myself to just a few bites.  I wasn’t here for the “food,” per say. 

Kimballs is known for its icecream.  For their over the top portion sizes, for the creaminess of each bite and for the simple fact that they will never jip you on the fillings.

I ordered one of my favorite flavors: a “baby-sized” vanilla peanut butter cup. 

Delicious. 😀

It was such a fun filled day.  The only thing that could have improved it would have been if they had grounds for dancing.  Line dancing?  Swing dancing?

Nicole and I immediately fixed this by making up our own dance floor on the front lawn, doing the 50’s twist.  Because when you’re this happy and when there’s music going, it’s impossible not to dance.  Impossible!

Question: What is your favorite type of car, old or new?  My favorite oldie is the volkswaggen bus. :mrgreen:


13 thoughts on “living country

  1. That sounds like such a fun night! I wish I had a kimballs near my house haha that sounds like a great way to spend a saturday night! I agree with the whole fried food thing I hate when you get a chicken nugget and it’s like brown inside mech, so gross! Clearly I know, it’s not actually chicken! Yum, I love ice cream! I definatly would have picked the peanut butter cup like you did 🙂
    Had a great day! ❤

  2. What a fun day! I love looking at old cars. I know nothing about them, I always just like the fun colors and how small some of them are!

    The ice cream looks fab and I know what you mean about fried food: it tastes good, but that grease can really weigh you down, so 1 or 2 bits is just perfect.

  3. I love an old VW bus too, especially when they have that huge VW on the front. When I was in high school I used to go to old car shows just to look at buses, and would photograph them. They’re so cute.

  4. Tell your dad I like his choice!

    My mom used to have an old VW Beetle and she always tells the us the story about how my dad drove it into a ditch! Haha.

  5. Nice blog! Now those pics make old Doc want to hurry up and slow down.

    I hope you’ll visit my site. On My last post there’s a link to a TV clip that includes a brief discussion of my book, “The Mandolin Case,” and a short clip of some triple mandolin work with my pals Darin Aldridge and Wayne Benson. I thought you might enjoy it.

    Come visit. As far as I know I’m the world’s only physician bluegrass fiction writer, and I believe in the country life too.

    Dr. B

  6. That car looks like something my wife would go for. Big time. Looks like a great evening! Being a country boy myself, I can appreciate where you’re coming from with this post.

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