August 3, 2017
Ronan’s Boat, Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
‘”All it takes is a fancy boat and some ice cream cones to lure the women” – an observation from the men we were with. We were jumping a car with a dead battery, when a stranger came along and asked us if we needed help. We thanked him and said we we fine, so he offered us ice cream or espresso (sort of like asking a kid to help you find a lost dog). What?? free ice cream? this was a deal too good to pass up!! We all went to Ronan’s beautiful boat, and true to his offer, he produced lots prepackaged ice cream novelties – hagan daz bars, vanilla and chocolate cones with nuts, all-fruit Popsicles – you get the picture. Tommy took him up on his offer for espresso – espresso over ice cream? some men I will never understand. Ronan told us that he used to own a chain of ice cream stores in Texas – I guess he likes ice cream too. When we were leaving his boat, we all got a parting gift of Israel chocolate! I like Ronan.