Thursday, May 13, 2010

"Every Trip's a Pleasure"

We took a lot of car trips when I was a kid. Daddy would have the window down, Mom would complain her hair was blowing and my brother and I were in the back seat fighting over who was on who's side. We'd drive along on two-lane blacktop roads, listening to AM radio when all of a sudden Mom would see the familar Stuckey's sign in the distance. "Twenty-five miles to Stuckey's, let's stop for awhile and get something cold to drink," she'd say. We all knew what was under those familar pitched roofs with the teal blue shingles...Pecan Log Rolls!
That mouth-watering nougat with maraschino cherries, whipped and rolled in caramel and pecans, it could not be turned down. Besides Pecan Rolls and Divinity, they always had a "novelty" section of souvenirs, cold drinks and hot snacks. The candy section had all my favorites...Rainbow Taffy, Pink Peanut Patties, Chick-o-Stick, Goo-Goo Clusters, Coconut Slice and Cherry Mash. I had inherited my Mom's sweet tooth!

My brother and I would beg for a toy. One of the best things we ever got was a road game that looked like bingo cards with little orange slide windows to cover things you'd see along the trip. Railroad crossing sign? slide. Cow? slide. Volkswagen? slide. Police car? Bingo!!

"Every trip’s a pleasure, when you stop at Stuckey’s" ...

Road signs were placed all along America's highways going back to the 1930's. They welcomed travellers with clean restrooms, fresh hot food and plenty of choices of the candy they were famous for. Daddy would gas up the car and then off we'd go again...this time with sticky treats to keep us occupied for miles and miles!

*Stuckey's can still be found and you can even order treats online now at


  1. ~what fun memories...l♥ve road trips and a peacon made my mouth water! warm wishes and brightest blessings~

  2. Love pecan rolls....
    We didn't take many trips growing up and if we did, daddy wanted to wait until we got home to eat!!! He hated eating fun for mom!!

  3. Well remember Stuckeys...We rarely stopped. Dad said they were as high as a cat's back. My husband still reminences about the Pecan Log Rolls...but you mentioned my favorite Cherry Mash!!! whoop and holler!!!

  4. I don't travel much when I was a kid! We don't have a car. We'll take a bus whenever we wanted to go outstation or to the nearby town. But I travel alot after married. My hubby loves travelling in his car. But sometimes it just so tiring!


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