Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Memories of Data Shakes

We drove east with the intention of staying at Escapees Park in Yuma. By the time we got to the park the gates were closed, no hugs tonight. We continued east until dark and stayed at another Passport America Campground at Dateland, AZ. They advertised making some of the best datehakes around. Well before calling it a night, we got a couple of those best advertised shakes. Nikki and I fondly remember going to the Date Shake on Pacific Coast Highway between Corona Del Mar and Laguna Beach back in the 60's. This was one of our cheap date places, no pun implied. Well those shakes from Dateland, AZ sort of ruined our memories of the earlier time. They were not that good and way overpriced. The campground was one small step up from the rest stops but sad as it was the rest stops in California and Arizona are closing or being closed. I wonder where the gas taxes and federally matching dollars used to pay for those stops went to.

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