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Seriously, the best parts of my childhood have long since been reduced to memories marked by piles of rubble as arcades, fun centers and anything else worth more in nostalgic value than franchise dollars have been decimated in favor of another brand new Starbucks or Walmart.  I won't even get started on shopping malls... O how I miss Northland Mall...


Sandusky Soda Pops's, opened in June 2015 by Chad Kresser is part Museum / part Time Capsule, instantly evoking nostalgia allowing you to visit your past just as the DeLorean did for Marty McFly (minus Biff and those head "noogies", thankfully).

(Soda) Fountain Of Youth

The kiddos had never visited a soda fountain and had no idea what it was, when I explained it I got the following goofball responses:

"Is it like the fountain at the park where like pop shoots out the top instead of water? Because if it is I hope it's Dr. Pepper!"

"Is it where grandma hung out with her friends when she was a kid and met pawpaw like a real long time ago? Back when they like umm didn't have bathrooms in their house?"

Sigh, these kids...

However it only took them to see the giant mug shaped sign on the wall to realize, right then Munchie said "Wait .... we can get ROOT BEER FLOATS?!?"😁😁  Sure can Munch! Floats, Shakes, Waffle Cones and Cups.

The kids all got floats except Mj as he ordered a chocolate shake and they all loved them.  Unlike the ones they order from Steak N Shake, they actually finished them all (Munch wore a chocolate patch of it in the corner of her mouth for quite awhile after... sadly).  I bet the fact they use Toft's Ice Cream makes a big difference.  If you're not familiar with Toft's, it's a Sandusky staple and made less than 5 minutes away.  The locals swear by it and after tasting it last year, we've been sold. 

Did Someone Say ... Sugar!?!?