Day 17 – Hightail it to Harry’s

Yesterday’s blog took it out of me. Alllll those horrifying pictures and alllll that bad hair.  (If you missed my ode to ’80s yearbooks, click here for a good laugh.)

So yada yada yada…

I’m really tired today. And I need a snack.

Preferably cheeseburgers, thank you very much.


On Day 17 of My 31 Days of Fun/Funny/Funtastic Stuff for Families, I hereby channel my inner Wimpy from Popeye and heartily suggest that you take the kids for cheeseburgers. Preferably from Harry’s Place in Colchester (if you live around these Connecticut Shoreline parts.)


Who is this adolescent pre-teenage person who stowed away in our car and is eating our cheeseburgers??

Harry’s is our favorite little roadside stand — with crazy good burgers, those fries that are all crispy on the outside the way I like, gigantic onion rings, and an ice cream stand to boot. (We hit it hard on our recent jaunt to Pumpkintown.)

This place is actually on the National Register of Historic Places; it’s been around since 1920. (I’m not good at math, but I think that’s close to 100 years). It’s safe to say that Harry knows his way around a burger.


She’ll gladly pay you on Tuesday for a cheeseburger today.

Harry’s closes for the season on Sunday, October 19. So that gives you exactly two days.

Stop wasting time salivating over this picture and RUN.

Oh, who are we kidding? After all that greasy goodness hits your gut, there’s no way you’ll be able to run back.


Then ride home fat and happy with the top button of your jeans unsnapped.

Leave the spinach to Popeye. We’re with Wimpy on this one.