May 8, 2016
Alice’s Pantry, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
How many towns out there are named for Olympic athletes? I do not know. How many towns are named for Olympic athletes/football players who maybe never stepped foot in your town? I do not know that either, but Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania is one. For such a small and scenic town, it has
a fascinating history of both how it got its name, and of the Molly Mcguires – prisioners who were hanged there for murder. If you get a chance, stop by Jim Thorpe, visit the historic jail, take a scenic train ride and enjoy ice cream.
Alice’s Cafe and Creamery is cozy shop in Jim Thorpe. There are a variety of homemade hard ice cream flavors
, many of which I never heard of before. I was going to get Shoo-fly pie ice cream, because it was recommended by the customer in front of me (am I turning into my mother-in-law?). What was I thinking? only Pennsylvania people like shoo-fly pie – indeed, only Pennsylvania people even know what shoo-fly pie is. After sampling it at the ice-cream-scooper-guy’s suggestion, I decided to get Summer in Maine ice cream instead. This was lemon ice cream with blueberries. I know how blueberries fit into the Maine theme, but I am not sure how many lemons grow there. Anyway, the ice cream was good and nicely presented, the ice-cream scooper guy delightful, and the shop a nice place to hang out in. I recommend you visit this place for some great ice cream. oh – and only get the shoo-fly pie ice cream if you are from Pennsylvania.