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May 4, 2012

Twin Acres is the Place To Be....

Twin Acres opened for the season on March 31st and all I can say is WA-freakin-HOOOO!!!!


When Sandwich was still a small town, the ice cream shop everyone went to was called Frannie & George's, or Fran & Georgie's, depending on who you ask. It was across the street from Sandwich Mini Golf, on Rte. 6A and everyone knew everyone, and it was always busy.  It closed in the 70's, and we were left without our go-to ice cream shop.  The closest would have been Four Seas in Hyannis or at Dick & Ellie's Mini Golf in New Seabury.  

Twin Acres opened in the mid-70's, on Rte. 6A, close to the town line with Bourne.  It seemed like such a looong drive from E. Sandwich where I lived, near the town line with Barnstable.  It was such a treat on summer nights, to be playing w/ my cousins and hear the 'grown ups' announce that a Twin Acres run was in the offing, and did we want sundaes? And who wanted to go for a ride to get them?  The 3 of us crowded into the car for the trip down there.  

Everyone has gone to Twinnies since that time, not to mention the tons and tons of tourists in the summer.    I would always go whenever I'd visit from the west coast, no matter how cold it still is in the spring.  I had to have my usual vanilla/chocolate soft serve twist. They truly are the best.  Their menu has branched out a lot since that time.  It's been renovated and a larger parking lot (but still too small) was made.  There are benches and picnic tables too, and it's beautifully landscaped.  Sometimes you can't even get close to the place on summer nights.

Right now it's only open on weekends.  Good Friday found us in Sandwich running errands, and we stopped at Twin Acres for a cone of soft serve.  It wasn't terribly warm, but it was sunny and pleasant enough to sit on one of the benches to finish them before leaving for BBay.  It's so great to be sharing this time honoured tradition with my honey, and I'm sure we'll be back several more times this season! 

13 comments:

  1. When I was growing up we had a place called The Creamery'....It was wonderful and a must stop after church on Sunday. There is Nothing better than small town ice cream :)

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  2. Great post most enjoyable.

    Yvonne.

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  3. I love places like that! And, by the way, I'm going to have that Green Acres song in my head all day!!!

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  4. Any place with a good Rocky Road Ice Cream is a place to go for me. Yum!

    A Ladybug's Life

    Sonnia

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  5. It sounds like a great place! Around here where I live, the only ice cream places I can think of are chains. That doesn't make them inferior or anything, but it would be fun to find a 'mom and pop' ice cream place.

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  6. Never too cold for an ice cream!

    Our local ice cream shop was called Rossi's, and it was part of a small local chain owned by the Rossi family - as in Francis Rossi of Status Quo!

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  7. Who can resist ice cream? Having discovered your wonderful blog through the A - Z Challenge, I thought I'd feature it in an episode of Blogging Destinations.

    http://mjjoachim.blogspot.com/2012/05/blogging-destinations-episode-1.html

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  8. So lovely! This sounds like the sweetest little town. I love little roadtrips to go get nice food. I like driving out for candy or cookies :)

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  9. That's awesome JoJo. Like a little piece of childhood every time you go. There's a place here that is open seasonally too which has been here since before I was born...and it's still the place everyone hangs out in the summer. Nice post!

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  10. I eat ice cream all year round! Cool post!!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  11. Great post, and brought back memories for me too. Our place was called 'The Moo Shop' and since we lived on a dead end all we had to do is walk up the path through the patch of woods and there it was. Except one summer when I decided to walk barefoot and stepped on glass and off to the hospital for stitches.

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  12. This brought back many warm memories for me, too, but mostly, I have to say how wildly your awesome banner blew me away! Stunning photo!

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