We managed to escape to the Columbia River Gorge for a few days where we traveled the old scenic highway on the Oregon side, stopping every few minutes to take in the magnificent roadside waterfalls, which I will share with you in a coming post.
In the meantime I’ll tide you over with ice cream from East Wind Drive-In in Cascade Locks, a must stop for the foot-tall soft serve ice cream cones according to my sister.
She was right, though we opted for the smaller kid sized versions which were big enough for us. I chose vanilla with a burst of swirled orange going, and opted for apple coming home.
Aren’t they pretty? Kid sized cones are $1.50 and no tax! Quite the bargain.
And yes, they taste as good as they look. 🙂
Stay tuned for the waterfalls.
They are very cheap indeed. My wife likes soft whip ice cream like that, but I prefer the hard variety in pots, like Ben and Jerry’s. Not that either of us eat it very often.
Best wishes, Pete.
Honestly it tasted soooo good! That burst of flavor mingled with vanilla, filling the cone all the way to the bottom! I like hard ice cream too but I’ll always choose soft serve when it’s available. 🙂
This maple and pecan was always my choice, but most shops here have stopped selling it. 😦
Sounds good! For hard ice cream I’ll always choose licorice even though it turns my lips and teeth a strange greenish purple color. Unfortunately it’s rarely available. Second choices are salted caramel or pralines and cream which is similar to maple and pecan.
They look delicious!!
Indeed they were! 🙂 🙂
That’s beautiful looking food art!
Isn’t it though? And tasty too! A great tip from Maria! 🙂
Not fair to show that to me when my wife has put me on a diet free of my favorites like ice cream.
Aw sorry! Are you sure a kid sized cone would hurt? Maybe have one as a meal replacement?? 😁
It’s certainly worth a try. Thanks for the suggestion, Susanne.
Anything I can do to help! 😊🍦
Oh my! Those look soooo good.
They were so pretty and so delicious! I won’t visit the Gorge again without stopping for ice cream in Cascade Locks!
I have never seen swirls like that. We visit the Dairy Queen just as we did in Oregon. I like the vanilla dipped in butterscotch. Sadly they have run out of butterscotch as they approach the time of year they shut down. Yup. The Dairy Queen closes in the winter. It is a big deal when it reopens in late spring.
I remember going to Dairy Queen as a kid. This place in Cascade Locks was recommended to me by my sister who lives near Portland. I’d never seen swirls like that before either so pretty and tasty! It’s a new must stop place for me in the Gorge.
Eat one for me!
Those are really unique! And the swirl of color/flavor looks not only pretty but delicious!
Yes, I’d never seen such pretty ice cream cones before!
They look so good! I’ve never tried apple ice cream.
They were the best. Vanilla swirled with colorful bursts of flavor!