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The juice of paradise

20th February 2007

The juice of paradise

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One thing about having lived in three different countries and travelled quite a bit is that I have discovered some really delicious food and drink from around the world. One of those things is from my own native country - A & W Root Beer. When I was very little (like four) there was a man in our church that owned an A & W Root Beer stand and lots of us would congregate there after church on Sunday night. I don’t remember lots of details, but I sure do remember the root beer.

Last night we had some new friends over for dinner, one of whom is a recently immigrated American. She and I were talking about things that we can or cannot find here. I mentioned A & W Root Beer. She said - I found it! And told me exactly which shop I could find it in. This morning I happened to be driving past this particular shopping centre (and of course you know I was plotting how I could possibly make that happen) so I realised that in an effort to save fuel I needed to stop right then so I wouldn’t have to waste gas to make a special trip.

After nearly running over an old lady that was getting out of her car slower than a snail, I found a carpark and waddled over to the shop. I found the root beer and was thanking God for answering my prayer because it ws in the refrigerator so was already in the perfect state for drinking. I paid $2 for one can (and of course I bought three, so I paid $6). Normally a can of soft drink is $1.20 but I didn’t blink an eye at the extra change.

I got in the car and prepared to drive away, but before I did, I popped the can and took a long swallow of paradise. And then promptly burped, which is what I always do when drinking root beer.

As I drove home I enjoyed every last drop of that root beer. I put the other two cans in the fridge to save for later. Since it’s now three hours later, I decided to open another can. And I can almost promise you that the third can will be gone before I go to bed tonight. But don’t worry, it’s caffeine-free :)

***updated to add: Yes, the third can was enjoyed about 9 pm last night. I don’t regret a single swallow.

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  1. 1 On February 20th, 2007, Holly said:

    Michele…you have been on my blogroll for about 3 weeks! :)

    You cutie pie, you!

    You’re supposed to be taking it easy, you know…Root Beer definitely applies. :)

  2. 2 On February 21st, 2007, USMama said:

    I have to admit that A&W does make the best root beer. Dad drinks it everyday though it is the diet kind. For you that wouldn’t work but it does for him. Tell me about your new friends that told you where to buy it.

  3. 3 On February 22nd, 2007, Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse) said:

    Oh I love A&W Rootbeer. When I was growing up, there was an A&W stand in our area that had a giant rootbeer mug on top. Best Rootbeer floats I’ve ever had!!!

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