A Sweet Evening in Skippack, Our Destination: Pop Pop’s Yogurt
A walk through Skippack is my peace and salvation at the end of a weary day. A visit to a sweet destination in Skippack like Pop Pop’s Yogurt is good for the soul as well.
Evening Sun, Linger Awhile
An old saying goes “man makes plans and God laughs,” which fits perfectly to my day at the “real job” yesterday and many other days. I had started work early so I could enjoy a nice evening with Mrs. Skippack Blogger. Now here it was almost 7:15 in the evening; I am scrambling to figure out a last-minute problem, banging on my computer keys. Frustration and aggravation have tightened my shoulders and neck, crept into my voice and, what is worse, crept into my soul.
“All right, I’m done. Let’s go,” I call to Debby, slamming my lap top computer shut and hoping that the evening sun will linger just a bit longer as it sets, an act of mercy and kindness to stragglers such as myself, all over the earth.
Up from the Computer Screen, Into the Village
We leave the house and soon take a right turn onto Skippack Pike, into the village. Stress and tension are still with me, making me a less than fit companion for an evening stroll. Our goal is to seek out the soft-serve sweetness at Pop Pop’s Yogurt located in the old Skippack firehouse along Route 113, thinking soft-serve may serve as a balm to my troubled soul.
We take a sharp left and cross the street into the parking lot by Hotel Fiesole. We walk across the lot, under the covered bridge by the beautiful Tokyo Restaurant, continue up a slight elevation and turn right onto the Skippack Trail, and soon we see the sun setting in a wooded paradise.
The Skippack Blogger’s Mind Wanders as He Wanders the Skippack Trail
Slowly, slowly, peace of mind, that most precious commodity is beginning to return. I shed the work day anxieties bit by bit, the human mind reluctant it seems to let go its poison.
Ask the trees along Skippack Trail and they will tell you. Ask a blade of grass and it will tell you. Wisdom is the ability to find peace within oneself. Strength, too, when all is said and done, is nothing more than the ability to find peace within oneself.
As is not unusual, I linger lost in my thoughts while Debby is eager to reach our final destination. Oh, but allow me please to linger just a moment more, and stay lost in the sweet melancholy of my thinking. Peace, peace, yes it will return, it has not failed me yet. Such a beautiful spot, so close to home. My beautiful wife, always present for me. Let me soak in the blessings. When it is time to leave this earth, this is what I want to remember. This is what I want to remember.
A Taste of Skippack’s Fourth of July Parade
A soft-serve yogurt shop is found not through philosophy but through action. Keep moving. Along the Skippack Trail there is a spot where you can turn right into a parking lot behind the old Skippack firehouse, near to the current location of the Skippack Fire Company.
Soon a remarkable sight stops us in our tracks. Right before us in the parking lot is a beautifully-restored antique fire engine from 1926. Bright yellow letters spell out Skippack Fire Co. on a brilliant background of shining red. Next week is 4th of July in Skippack, and no doubt this fire engine will be proudly driven in the town’s magnificent parade. A Skippack firefighter, Ron Wilkie, kindly allows me to take some pictures. I love this town.
For more information on Fourth of July festivities visit the I Love Skippack Events Listing.
Pop Pop’s Yogurt
Now take a left around the corner of the building and enter Pop Pop’s Yogurt shop. Everything is new, fresh, and inviting; newly-painted green walls, tantalizing flavors and the cool air beckoning at the end of a hot summer’s day.
As often in Skippack, the people as much as the place make the evening special. At Pop Pop’s yogurt, we are greeted and served by Melissa Narkum and Pete McSwain, who warmly welcome us, patiently help us, take our pictures for us and, most important, say nice things about the I Love Skippack website.
The Skippack Blogger enjoyed three flavors of soft-serve yogurt: Cake batter (low fat), peanut butter (low fat) and New York Cheesecake (nonfat, no sugar) and a cookie dough topping (don’t ask about fat or sugar content). Scrumptious. An added treat: I thought the price quite reasonable.
A writer gets weary at the end of a long day. But we are blessed to live in the age of multimedia. I am going to take a rest, dear reader, while you watch the video below. In this video, Melissa will show you eveything you need to know about Pop Pop’s Yogurt. Thanks for taking over, Melissa.
The moral of the story
At the end of the day, life is sweet.
More Info and Photos
Pop Pops Yogurt, self-serve frozen yogurt store. 1240 Bridge Rd (Rt 113) Skippack PA 19474, (484) 991-8472
A Sweet Evening in Skippack is the first of a series of posts exploring sweet destinations in Skippack. In future posts, we will visit Miss Riddle’s Candy Shop and the Sinful Cupcake Bakery & Cafe.