Back from a whirlwind tour of western NY. Skinny Atlas was a nice little town. Not much going on there. As my mom and I discovered, you can’t really drive around the lake like you can at other Finger Lakes. We did drive around it, but half the time couldn’t see the water. And the other half was spent trying not to veer into the water, we were so close to it.

Checked out the Jello Museum; it was fun. There are a lot of cool Jello artifacts in the gallery: old advertisements, packaging, and historical tidbits, of course. There is an homage to its famous spokespeople, Jack Benny and Bill Cosby. I was reminded of the goodness that was Jello Pudding Pops; remember those? I loved those damn things.

I had fun reading through the book of stories that patrons were invited to write down. Lots of fond Jello memories out there. Here’s one that made me laugh:

I was SO busy during this visit that I only went to Wegmans once. And that was at 5:30 am on the way to the airport before heading back to Boston.

I now have to get working on the birthday list…it will be May before I know it. But first, I am going to watch Season 4 of Mad Men. It has finally arrived on Netflix. I never thought the day would come!