Yesterday I made my first Pennsylvanian friend! Yea!
Brian and myself with Mrs. I and Mr. I after we shared a few hours over lunch getting to know each other.
Mrs. I and I made contact through the blog world, and come to find out, we both have kids on staff at IHOP-KC. Even more coincidental than that is that both our daughters are dancers at IHOP, and probably pass each other everyday, as Mrs. I’s daughter is arriving at the Prayer Room just as mine is leaving. Come to find out, we now live just a couple hours drive from where Mr. and Mrs. I live. God is cool at organizing things, isn’t He?
Anyway, the I’s took us out to lunch Sunday so we could meet. When we first got there Mrs. I presented us with a Welcome to Pennsylvania goody bag. Oh my, such a treasure trove! I’m now totally addicted to Tasty Kake. My favorite is the Chocolate Lover’s Chocolate Cupcakes, but I think Brian is partial to the Crimpets (white cake with butterscotch frosting). I have heard about them for years, but never actually had them before. Unlike Hostess snack cakes, which are now made of some rubbery substance that only sort of resembles cake, Tasty Kake is actually cake! With real frosting. I think I’ve eaten my last Twinkie or Ding Dong!
By the time we left from our lunch date, the restaurant had pretty much cleared out, since it was almost dinner time. It was great to get to know some fellow IHOP parents (I got to meet their daughter, too, as she was in town for a visit). Rumor has it there are other IHOP parents in the area, and I’m hoping to get a chance to meet them, too. It’s awesome to get together with other IHOP-related people, especially when they are as nice and Mr. and Mrs. I!