Friday, July 15, 2011

Summer Love

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Chances are if you were to drive by any place that looks like this, it would be a good idea to stop.

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And if the nachos have faces, you should also plan to have dinner.

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True love. Myself and that guy in the background of course. I don't know that cup looking guy. Cool hair though.

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I want her job. It could either make me hate dipped ice cream cones, or make me enjoy every minute of becoming an ice cream stuffed balloon. Case in point: that cone in my hand is a size Small. And still its the size of Roman. Seriously. No camera perspective tricks here. My ice cream could eat Roman. Which is why I attacked it of course. I was protecting my cubs.

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This is Jack. In most instances that's all you need to know. But I'll go ahead and also tell you that he's my father-in-law. Jack grew up a stone's throw from the Dairy Dip (well only if you have a really good arm, I just wanted to say that cause it sounds so Nashville, and I like to particularly sound Nashvillish when I talk about or to Jack). He worked at the Dairy Dip when he was 13. It hasn't changed much. Also. Don't tell him what to order. Getting the extra large Strawberry Dip is a right reserved for former employees I think.

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Malts and Floats. Serious. Business. This is not fun stuff.

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Who is that Man? And why did we buy him ice cream?

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Roman will be offering a workshop on how to eat ice cream in 90+ degrees. I could not do that because I made a bigger mess than Roman.

Lots of love from Sweet Nashville.
Wish you were here.
If you are, venture over to Charlotte Avenue and make a big mess of yourself.

xo, Anna & family

58 comments:

  1. You just made me want to start packing the car for a weekend trip to Americana. :) Have fun.

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  2. Oh how I love this post- getting to know your beautiful family. :) We have a place like that here- and I grew up getting dipped ice cream cones as a child. That's the stuff summer is made of.
    xo

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  3. This just made our summer field trip list! I had forgotten all about this place. We may put it on the day we venture to farmers market and the tn state museum and bicentienal mall for the sprinklers.

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  4. Some day...
    Wouldn't I just love to roll into Nashville, see some cousins, have a try at the chocolate dip (glad I know to order the small one!) You and your beautiful family are a credit to your state, Anna Maria!

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  5. Nice to meet everyone!

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  6. What fun Anna- I grew up near a place called The Dairy Queen( it no longer exists) but it made wonderful soft ice cream that was dipped too. It cost 25 cents for a large cone dipped and 10 cents for a regular cone (I think it was 5 cents more for the dip but I have forgotten) They were absolutely yummy and still one of my favorite things to buy from " The Dairy Queen".
    Thanks for the memory.. Have fun in Nashville.
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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  7. Hilarious. Nachos with faces. Yes. Most definitely.

    I worked at my uncle's ice cream shop growing up. My cousin and I were pretty much on a one for you, one for me system with the customers and their orders. I tasted A LOT of icecream. Good times.

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  8. Oh that makes me want to head back home! I grew up about a block from such a place... and worked there from about age 14 through college... almost 10 years! I miss that place so much! Delicious ice cream daily and wonderful family owned management! :) Looks like you guys had a great time and yummy treats too!

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  9. There is a place very much like this about 3 blocks from my daughters house. They have cups and cones and sundaes and the ice cream melts in the Florida heatso you have to eat fast. I always have trouble deciding between the chocolate dipped cone and the hot fudge sundae in a cup. My real question everytime I go is how old are the soft ice cream machines. The owner always laughs and says "just old enough."

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  10. That's awesome! I just added it to our list of places to our Nashville list. Nobody gets those chocolate dipped cones right anymore. They have to have the swirls!

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  11. I'm in Nashville now visiting my mom and house hunting (Brentwood/Franklin)--thanks for the yummy activity suggestion! :) Are there any must see fabric stores?

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  12. Kelly you must go to Textile Fabrics on 8th ave. have fun!
    xo, Anna

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  13. There are quite a few places here in PA that does the soft ice cream dipped in chocolate or strawberry (I've eaten more of these this year then I care to admit), but none of our little ice cream shops look quite as cool as this one! So jealous!! Wouldn't that girl's gigantic head look awesome on a wall :)

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  14. ohmygod thoseicecreamslookamazing. I wish we had one of those places

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  15. I think if I looked up Summer Fun in the dictionary today, this post would be the definition....Perfect! And hows about Juliana's blog! Love it!!

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  16. Oh, you are making me want a butterscotch dip like I used to get when we would drive our 1974 monte carlo into town and go to the walk up window at DQ!

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  17. Dairy Queen is alive and well!

    Growing up in New England we vacationed on Cape Cod. A dipped cone at Dairy Queen was a nightly event. I always thought it was a east coast thing, until recent when
    I visited the Texas Hill Country, and Dairy Queen (now DQ)was everywhere.

    These joints are pure Americana.

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  18. you were a stone's throw from me in my air-conditioned house... but i often look longingly at bobbie's going back and forth on charlotte. glad you had a good time!

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  19. I want to go to there. Now.

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  20. I had this job in high school, a small family owned restaurant/ice cream stand. I can't tell you how many of those bad boys I dropped in the warm chocolate coating. Have a great summer weekend!

    k.

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  21. I have always wanted to go to Nashville for the music. Now I have another, more delicious, reason. ;) Sadly, London is a very, very long way away (and only 57 degrees)! Oh well, one day maybe. xx

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  22. Wah! My homesickness just quadrupled!! Chicago is too far. BUT... The children are gorgeous, you and your true love are gorgeous, the ice cream---divine! Thank you for sharing! (if you venture to Franklin, please feel free to post pictures!)

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  23. Can't wait to try it out the next time we are in Nashville!

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  24. Oh, cute, old fashioned dives like that are THE best!!

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  25. So delightful! Over here in Australia it's cold and we're sick. Glad to experience some warm fun vicariously through you! :)

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  26. I am SO going there. Thanks for the tip!

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  27. Papou thinks Nicolas' hat is cool!
    Nani

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  28. Cock robin ice cream...they made the best 3 flavor shebert cones using square scoops...oh how I miss them...grape, lime and orange all stacked up!

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  29. Our place to go is called Mussilami's for great tenderloins and large, and I mean large, ice cream cones. It's been in business for decades and it's right on the way to the county fair.

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  30. ooo! I want to be in Nashville in summer too! We on the other hand are in the middle of winter and it is a cold wet wintry morning. But.. then... all the better for quilting, theres always an upside! (and I can do icecram all year round with no problems!) enjoy xx

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  31. Anonymous9:50 PM

    This is one of the funniest posts you've ever written. Thanks! Pam

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  32. Mom, dont't you know me?
    Nicolas, the man

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  33. Completely off the subject but that final picture tugged at my Momma heartstrings...I miss bruised foreheads!

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  34. Oh, I miss Nashville. Lived there for a year working as an Au Pair right after graduation. A long way away from home here in Germany but Nashville and the people there made me feel like home very quickly. Just loved the place! Greeting to Nashville and Nashvillians from far, far away!!

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  35. Does your (very cute, by the way) father-in-law ever get ribbed for
    having the name Jack Horner? I can sympathize because I'm married to Jim Morrison!
    Your post brought back sweet childhood memories of dipped cones
    at our little town's Dairy Queen. I used to think they were just a Texas thing!!

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  36. mmmm love places like that! Great family memories!

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  37. awww i love the photos! And those cones look delicious! we could trying packing it in ice and next day shipping it to me :) hahhaha.

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  38. Oh, no, how did we miss that when we visited Nashville last August!!! I used to love getting dipped cones at a little joint near where I grew up in CA. Here I haven't found any. As always, love your writing, Anna. The best part was that bit about Rome's workshop. You all keep having fun!

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  39. I used to live right up the road from Bobby's Dairy Dip! I live across town now, but I worked a show at the Darkhorse the year before last and stopped there quite often before rehearsals!

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  40. It's winter here in New Zealand and I do wish I was there (and I don't even like ice cream!). I am glad your boys (men) let you take photos.

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  41. I love that ice cream shop! Especially the vintage looking signs!

    I have to say, I worked in an ice cream shop as a teenager and it did make me hate ice cream, I would stick with just eating it! =)

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  42. Why are faces on food so entertaining? Seriously, it is hard to resist and ice cream cone, especially when it is smiling at you :)

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  43. Babies and ice cream and heat! Always an interesting combination :) beautiful blog.

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  44. love love love bobbies dairy dip. a dip cone. fried sweet potatoes, maybe a hot dog. it is just the best... sure do miss sylvan park

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  45. creatifiny9:10 PM

    Cool! That lovely lady dipping the cones is my co-worker! She is a Metro high school teacher and works at the Dairy Dip for fun and extra money....she is a hoot and loves working there. Can't wait to show her the post.

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  46. I just stumbled upon your blog from a link on another. I am from Nashville and seeing Bobby's made me a little homesick. I was just there in April and canly wait to go back for the holidays.

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  47. Hey! I have that girl's job! In fact, I am that girl! Creatifiney, are you my lunch buddy? At any rate, I, too, live a stones throw from the Dairy Dip and I first worked there when I was 19. You're right on both accounts; I love seeing peoples' facial expression when the recieve a Roman-sized cone, but I am rather tired of ice cream (especially coming home so many nights covered in it!) Thanks for including me on your blog--I feel so special!

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  48. Roman is so BIG oh my goodness!! I need to check in more often!

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  52. I love the place, I even remember when my folks used to take me there.

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  53. My little kid, Nick, love this place. He likes Ica Cream (he is 5 years old, it's normal for him =)), so I always visit this cafe with my son

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