I think my mind has been way too focused on my road trip of years ago. I am starting to remember some of the food that we had along the way. Who remembers food you ate 30+ years ago?? Apparently, I do. And wouldn't it figure --- I buy a scale (which, by the way, I stepped on the other day and it didn't laugh at me - - well, not too long and not too wickedly anyway) and then I start thinking about food! Well, I didn't JUST start thinking about food . . . unfortunately I think about it more than I should. But seriously - - 30 years ago??
I remember eating in Amish country in Lancaster County, PA at the Good n Plenty family style restaurant. We were seated at a long table with a checkered table cloth and a bunch of people we didn't know. It was fun. I don't remember what the meal was, but I do remember the dessert - shoo fly pie! The first and only time I ever had shoo fly pie! I think I liked it :)
And this one was easy to remember - - actually, I don't think I ever forgot. Beignets at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans. I had never heard of beignets before that time. They were delicious! Powdered sugar sifted on that light croissanty-like piece of heaven. Oh yeah!
I think it's rather telling that I can only remember desserts, and not "real" food. You'd think I had a sweet tooth or something.