World’s Best Ice Cream ~ Wilcoxson’s 1

While in Yellowstone last week, I discovered the mother of all ice creams and I’m not joking. An uber sweet woman at the counter of the Canyon Convenience Store saw my pint of Chocolate ~ Wilcoxson’s Premium Ice Cream and proceeded in telling me how she waits all year till she arrives back in Yellowstone so she can grab herself a pint of the best ice cream in the world. Hub’s and I took our pint and two plastic spoons and headed down to Hayden Valley to view and photograph some bison. I opened the pint of deliciousness and folks, this is simply the best ice cream I have ever had. It isn’t too sweet, it isn’t too rich, just creamy goodness of perfection. I just had to share. Now, I’m worried because I’m not exactly sure where you can purchase this treat. I found this article on-line.

Based in Montana, 22 work in the company’s factories in Livingston and Billings and its Great Falls warehouse. And it’s celebrating it’s 100 year anniversary. The owner doesn’t grant interviews, doesn’t advertise so it’s a little secret up there in Montana. I hope I can find some Wilcoxson’s in Denver!

Photo source: Anna Sullivan Photography

Glamping In Yellowstone Reply

Howdie, y’all ~ I know it’s been awhile but, I’ve been traveling and trying to gather up as much info and photos that one lady can muster. This is a quickie post but, informative information for all who might be interested in Glamping in Yellowstone National Park, America’s first national park! Now, keep in mind, some of the campsites below are far from Glamping sites but, your Glamper will be OK “dry camping” for a couple of days, if need be. Below is a list of the campsites and some info about each:

Mammoth: Open all year, Rate: $14, Sites: 85, Elev (ft): 6,200, Features: Accessible sites available, Flush toilets, Generators okay 8 am to 8 pm, RV sites: Most are pull-through

Madison: Open: 5/4-10/21, Rate: $20.50, Sites: 278, Elev: 6,800, Features:  Accessible sites available, Flush toilets, Generators okay 8 am to 8 pm, Dump station, RV sites: Call for availability and reservations

Fishing Bridge: Open: 5/11-9/23, Rate: $45.00, Sites: 346, Elev: 7,800, Features: Flush toilets, Pay showers/laundry on-site, Two showers included each night, Dump station, Generators okay 8 am to 8 pm, RV sites: Call for availability and reservations

Norris: Open: 5/18-9-24, Rate: $14.00, Sites: >100, Elev: 7,500, Features: Accessible sites available, Flush toilets, Generators okay 8 am to 8 pm, RV sites: 2 @ 50′ (signed) – 5 @ 30′

Tower Fall: Open: 5/18-9/21, Rate: $12.00, Sites: 31, Elev: 6,600, Features: Vault toilets, RV sites: All @ 30′ or less – Has hairpin curve

Bridge Bay: Open: 5/25-9/9, Rate: $20.50, Sites: 432, Elev: 7,800, Features: Accessible sites available, Flush toilets, Dump station, Generators okay 8 am to 8pm, RV sites: Call for availability and reservations

Canyon: Open: 6/1-9/3, Rate: $25.00, Sites: 273, Elev: 7,900, Features: accessible sites available, Flush toilets, Pay showers/laundry on site, Two showers included each night, Dump station, Generators okay 8 am to 8 pm, RV sites: Call for availability and reservations

Indian Creek: Open: 6/8-9/4, Rate: $12.00, Sites: 75, Elev: 7,300, Features: Accessible sites available, Vault toilets, RV sites: 10 @ 35′ – 35 @ 30′ – Pull-through

Pebble Creek: Open: 6/15-9/24, Rate: $12.00, Sites: 27, Elev: 6,900, Features: Vault toilets, RV sites: Some long pull-throughs

Slough Creek: Open: 6/15-10/31, Rate: $12.00, Sites 23, Elev: 6,250, Features: Vault toilets, RV sites: 14 @ 30′ – walk first to access sites

Lewis Lake: Open: 6/15-11/4, Rate: $12.00, Sites: 85, Elev: 7,800, Features: Vault toilets, RV sites: All at 25′ or less

Grant Village: Open: 6/21-9/23, Rate: $25.00, Sites: 430, Elev: 7,800, Features: Accessible sites available, Flush toilets, Pay showers/laundry on site, Two showers included each night, Dump station, Generators okay 8 am to 8 pm, RV sites: Call for availability and reservations

Photo source: Anna Sullivan Photography

Louisa’s and her Chocolate Bar 5

For the past 25 years or so, I have had the pleasure of dining at one of my all time favorite seaside restaurants, Louisa’s in Cape May, NJ.

Experience the tiniest of restaurants, fresh from the sea goodness and BYOB. Call ahead for reservations because you can’t get a seat at Louisa’s without one. They book solid each night in the summer as they only seat 20 folks per seating. I describe Louisa’s to friends as if you are dining, ultra casually at a friend’s home. The menu is on a chalk board and whatever the fresh catch of the day is, is what they offer. We adore this restaurant! I can still taste the fresh flounder, crab cakes and her famous Louisa’s chocolate pie but, alas I must wait till next summer.  I also love the quirky sea-inspired art work in the restaurant which are all painted by children!

Louisa just opened her new Louisa’s Chocolate Bar one stop away from Louisa’s restaurant. Specialty, hand-made chocolates from around the country. Our favorites are: Dick Taylor Craft Chocolates and Maison Bouche! This is a darling addition to the Cape May shopping experience. Pure decadence!!

Cape May is such an amazing little seaside town. I hope you have enjoyed my past few posts sharing its glory. And, if you visit Cape May, I anticipate that you will enjoy it as much as I have for over 40 years.

Photo Source: Anna Sullivan Photography

The Raw Bar on Fisherman’s Wharf 2

A visit to Cape May wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the world-famous, The Lobster House Restaurant. Serving locals and visitors for over 4 generations. Now, we don’t frequent the “inside” restaurant. We actually prefer the “outside” seating on the deck. It’s known to locals as The Raw Bar on Fisherman’s Wharf at Cape May Harbor. If you don’t mind getting your fingers dirty while picking the sweet meat from your freshly steamed Blue Crabs covered in Old Bay seasoning, sitting outside on the deck of the wharf watching the fishing boats coming in from a long day with their fresh catches of the day or drinking a cold draft beer out of a plastic pitcher, than The Raw Bar is your kind of hangout. But, get there early to grab a table because it’s a hot spot in Cape May summer months.

Photo source: Anna Sullivan Photography