All Hail the Milk Run
How did we survive before the Milk Run opened? I remember the days when we had to drive 20 minutes to get anywhere. But when this place showed up, our semi-remote corner of the Catskills suddenly had its own gas station and a well-stocked convenience store. They offer everything from kitchen basics, like milk and bread, to Slurpee-like drinks called Frazil, to playing cards and marshmallow-roasting sticks. They're open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and they even have a small dining area where you can order up breakfast, lunch or dinner.
And best of all, they have soft-serve ice cream and outdoor seating, making it a great place to stop after a day at the nearby Zoom Flume water park.
Though the Milk Run hasn't bought into the microbrewery trend (yet), they do have the largest selection of 24-ounce cans of beer I've ever seen. At first, I wondered why the cans were all so large, and then my dad bought me a giant Honey Brown Lager to drink on the deck and I was all about it.
There isn't a pharmacy near our place, so it used to take us over an hour round-trip to pick up any necessary medicine or forgotten toiletries. Now, the little pharmacy aisle at the Milk Run can solve most of our problems.
And like any convenience store, they've got snacks galore! We even found a new Combos flavor. Sweet & Salty Chocolate Fudge Pretzel? Yes, please. It may not appeal to Pizzeria Pretzel Purists, but Archer and I gave this flavor two thumbs up.
To outsiders, it may look like a run-of-the-mill gas station and convenience store, but to us, it has been a godsend. We love you, Milk Run!