Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Low cholesterol, low fat, and family friendly -- but still not a total escape from politics

When at all possible, road trips should include enough flexibility to permit side trips that allow you to enjoy roadside attractions such as the World's Largest Muskie, Dr. Evermore's Forevertron, or the Mount Horeb Trollway, featuring the carved creations of CHS alumnus Mike Feeney.

Keeping that in mind, during yesterday's road trip I took a brief detour to Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin to take a tour of the Jelly Belly Warehouse and try some free samples of Bertie Bott's flavors, which like their less-disgustingly named cousins, each have only four calories.

President Ronald Reagan
helped boost the popularity of "the world's most famous jelly bean" so there's a collection of Reagan memorabilia in the store on Jelly Belly Lane. My road trip may have taken me away from the robo-callers, but it didn't offer a complete escape from politics.

Lots of fun links in this post if you need some diversions. I need to get back to work.

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