Saturday, January 06, 2007

Remember when this was a novelty?

One of my favorite childhood memories was going to the Mall. It was almost an hour away, and there was only one within driving distance from us. We'd walk around all the shops, and get those few things that we really needed, and had waited to get until we could make the trip.

On the way home, we'd stop at McDonald's - which was always a huge treat. Then, Mom would take a different route home by the bay and we could see all the boats in the water. Sometimes we'd even see windsurfers out on the lake.

Its funny that McDonald's isn't considered a treat anymore. Its the thing you substitute for food when you're too busy for a real meal. I remember saving the fries for last, and wanting to be the last one who would finish so that it seems like I had more. AND, if you were lucky enough to get the ones at the bottom of the bag you had really made it.

I wish Mickey D's was more rare.


qlinger said...

I don't remeber any of that. Especially the mall part.

Petrus said...

You were always getting carsick, so had to sit in the front with the window down.

Don't you remember that part???

M. Alexander said...

I wish McDonald's was lower in calories...and that they delivered.

gawfer said...

Hey friends,
Miss you all!

I remember not being able to afford Micky D's most of the time. I also remember the contest they had, if you could say their big mac slogan within 4 seconds, they'd give you one free.

Let's see: Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun... HA! I can still do it!