Daniel W. Barlow

No pie for you!

No pie for you!

What world was this, I wondered, where there were pies for sale but you cannot buy them?

My most harrowing camp story does not involve bears or bugs or bad weather. Instead, it was a surreal journey in search of dessert, a journey that brought me to a small-town general store where black is white, up is down, and pies are not for sale.

This was July 2014, and 10 of us were camping out at Ricker Pond State Park in Groton. The weather was perfect all week, and we had hiked and swum and paddled ourselves sore and happy.

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