Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Day Ninety Seven....

Inching my way home......

Nothing of any importance today. Left Vernal, Utah around noon-thirty and took an easy, uneventful 240-mile ride to Brigham City, Utah. Woulda been 227 miles had I actually paid attention and caught the I-215 North Bypass around Salt Lake City......

Woulda continued onwards, except for that there is literally nothing (to the best of my memory from all those Denver-Portland road trips I took a few years ago) between Brigham City, Utah and Twin Falls, Idaho.....plus it woulda been another 170 miles between these two points, sooo......

Brigham City was nothing special. Got a skummy HoJo's room for $46 and went out and had a killer steak and onions at the Maddox Ranch House with corn on the cob, salad, corn bread and all for less than $25 (incd. tax and tip)! Had Utah ice cream later on which was ass-kicking.....since the Utah Church bans gambling, pre-marital sex (and, in some sects of the Utah Church, post-marital sex. This policy has been named by Church Elders as "No sex for the sects"), the use of alcohol, tobacco, and tea.....these folks hafta have SOME sort of vice.

And thus, they do ice cream veeeerrry well. Most places in this state make it themselves....probably the second best ice cream behind that in the Eastern New York/Vermont/Quebec area (sorry, Oregon......ice cream in the Beaver State is good.....but not THIS good).

Stuffed....tired....I'm heading off to bed.

340 miles tomorrow to Ontario, Oregon.

Wheeee..........

-E-


P.S. - if anyone is gonna head over to Rockaway Beach Friday and/or Saturday and
stay overnight, please lemme know definitively.....I got one extra motel room in the bag and if there are more folks coming, I'll work on snagging one or two more if I can.

5 comments:

Buannan said...

Actually, "most" places in Utah do NOT make their own ice cream. There are just several unique ice cream parlors in the state that DO make their own ice cream. Once upon a time, Utahns ate more ice cream per capita than any other state. I am unsure if that is still true.

CN250 said...

Jes' goin' on personal experience.....as about 75% of the places I have had ice cream at in Utah over the years had advertised that they DO make their own ice cream.....

Not like I'm gonna go to Basken-Robbins or some shit like that.....

Buannan said...

Umm...ok, I am the one that lived and worked there for way too many years. Take it from me, most places do NOT make their own ice cream. However, several get homemade ice cream from other sources. For instance, Maddox gets theirs from Peach City. Therefore, they advertise homemade ice cream, but it doesn't mean they make it there.

CN250 said...

OK....cool....so, bnasically, a lot of these places that I've been to in Utah that say that they make their own ice cream are lying? Not that that would surprise me.....but still....

Buannan said...

How many places in Utah have you been to? And to they actually say they make their own ice cream or that their ice cream is homemade? I am betting it says their ice cream is homemade and you took it to mean it was made there. Then again, you could have made it to the dozen or so places that do make their own ice cream. But, trust me, most places don't. Making ice cream takes time, space and special appliances (especially if you are talking about several flavors and mass quantities), most restaurants can't afford that.