I know I’ve been slacking in the travel updates, but we are still trying our hardest to go somewhere new every month!
Let’s see – January we went to Hot Springs, February we went to Pine Bluff, March we traveled to Dallas for Weston’s first birthday party (not new, but still travel!), we didn’t go anywhere in April (oops) and May we went to Keo, Arkansas to figure out what all the fuss was about with Charlotte’s Eats and Sweets. I had a lovely comment from Amy on my Pine Bluff post saying that I needed to check it out, and ever since I kept seeing the name pop up all over the place.
See, I’m not a huge pie person. I like it, but it’s not my favorite dessert in the world.
HOWEVER. If every pie was like what we had at Charlotte’s then I think I could be changing my tune pretty quickly!
I think our first sign (besides the blog comment) that we had that this pie would be fabulous was the fact that when we got there they were erasing every pie flavor off of the white board except for chocolate and caramel – so we promptly ordered a slice of each. Little did we know that we had just ordered the last two pieces of pie they had for the entire day! I felt kind of bad…but maybe not too bad. Because y’all? This pie was AMAZING!
Perfect crust (I’m SUCH a crust snob), creamy filling, amazing meringue topping. Washed it all down with some sweet tea because that’s how we roll on the weekends 😉 We got a grilled cheese for Weston, which I can attest is delicious as well, but it’s all about the pie.
As for the town of Keo, it was rainy the day that we went and it’s a pretty teensy place anyway. We did drive around the neighborhoods, though, and just talked about how different it must be growing up in a small town. I can’t imagine, because I never did, but it seems like it would be a lot of fun!
The little downtown area was really cute with a gazebo and some art on the building walls, plus a firetruck that was for sale – we seriously considered it for a few seconds! Even though it was a small trip for a slice of pie, it just felt great to get out of town a little bit and see some more of this wonderful world we live in. We have a few trips coming up this summer that we’re incredibly excited about exploring and I can’t wait to share with you guys!
Til tomorrow, I love ya’!