It was two scoops of frozen goodness last night when CC and I dipped into 31 cent scoop night at the Baskin-Robbins on Larchmont.
We met my old high school friend Peter and arrived just in time, before word got out and the line extended out the door. We also ran into some friendly firefighters from the fire station on Melrose and Western.
The night was an event to honor The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) National Junior Firefighter Program, so firefighters parked the big red truck outside and helped out behind the counter, handing out wallet-friendly scoops.
Capt. Lucas even volunteered to hold CC for a friendly pic. We were both a little worried she might freak out, but she was perfectly happy to be in the arms of a man in uniform. Having ice cream as a distraction certainly didn't hurt, either.
In fact, I ordered a scoop for each of us and ended up maybe getting two bites out of the whole deal. Maybe.
It was also nice catching up with an old friend, who seemed to be a little in awe of CC's energy. "Is she a free spirit?" Peter asked. Mister, You. Have. No. Idea. It was fun, though. I don't think he left too shell-shocked and even got a few great pics of CC. Helps when you've filmed videos of The Flaming Lips. (Check out Peter and his g.f. Diana's web site wideshot studios.)
After taking a stroll around Larchmont Village, we capped off the evening back where we started. In front of the shop, where kids gathered around a toy-laden reggae drum player, who had the patience of ... well ... who's more patient than a guy playing reggae in front of an ice cream shop sporting one of those cool hats?
Top photo credit: Peter Hermes of wideshot studios