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We all Scream for Ice Cream
You know what I'm most upset about regarding my being MIA this past weekend - I missed National Ice Cream Day here on our blog, which is officially the 3rd Sunday in July (July 17th for 2016)!!
So, considering that all of July is National Ice Cream Month, I figure it's okay to talk about ice cream two days after National Ice Cream Day.
DID YOU KNOW... Food historians tell us the history of ice cream begins with ancient flavored ices. The Chinese are generally credited for creating the first ice creams, possibly as early as 3000 BC. Marco Polo is popularly cited for introducing these tasty concoctions to Italy.
And to make your day even sweeter, how about...
16 FUN FACTS ABOUT ICE CREAM
1. Ice cream as we know it seems to have emerged in 17th-century France. (A first-century Roman emperor is said to have sent runners into the mountains for snow to be flavored with juices. In the 13th century.
2. Ice cream became available to the general population in France in 1660.
3. The first ice cream parlor in America was founded in 1776 (The same year our declaration was made)
3. The cone didn't appear until 1904, when a Syrian waffle maker at the St. Louis World's Fair began rolling his pastries into horns to help an ice cream vendor who had run out of dishes. However, the idea of the ice cream cone had been patented a year earlier, in 1903, by Italo Marchiony in New York City.
4. Immigrants at Ellis Island were served ice cream as part of the welcoming to America.
5. Top-selling ice cream flavors are: vanilla, with 33 percent of the market, and chocolate, with 19 percent.
6. Ice cream novelties such as ice cream on sticks and ice cream bars were introduced in the 1920s.
7. Under the American Blue Laws of the time, ice cream sodas weren’t allowed to be sold on Sundays. To circumvent this rule, they invented the ice cream sundae.
8. June is the month that the most ice cream is produced.
9. "Brain Freeze” occurs when ice cream touches the roof of your mouth.
10. In the U.S., all ice cream needs to have a minimum of 10% milkfat if it is to be labeled "ice cream". This includes custard based (French Style) ice creams.
11. The U.S. produces the most ice cream in the world and California produces the most ice cream in America.
12. The U.S. ice cream industry generates more than $21 billion in annual sales.
13. More ice cream was sold on Sundays than any other day of the week.
14. French ice cream is enriched with egg yolks.
15. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of that month as National Ice Cream Day.
16. The world's first soft-serve ice cream machine was in an Olympia, Washington Dairy Queen.
Today, the kids got back in the saddle. Their faces totally light up at the barn!
Today is my turn to carpool the girls to the barn, so I will be heading out to the east end very early today.
After dropping off the kids, my first stop will be for a strawberry, banana and peanut butter smoothie. Mmmmmmm!
It's a much nicer day today - since the humidity is gone and there is a beautiful breeze in the air.
Well, folks, I'm off!
Tanya's Daily Scoop NEXT TRIP DEPARTS IN: 10 DAYS
How much do I like to travel?
As you know today is Travelin' Tuesday and it's one of my favorites...simply because as you know I REALLY REALLY like to travel!
So after I catch you up on some local scoop, I will be sharing some of my travel updates with you.
Dave and I arrived back in SoCal yesterday and we got right back into the swing of things. I had some food shopping to do, went to my acupuncture appointment, and then rushed back home to pick up the kids and take them to grab a bite and then to their choir rehearsal.
At that point it was time for me to conduct the IPC Board of Directors monthly Board meeting.
However before the meeting started a few of us started talking about travel - you know how my eyes light up and my ears perk up whenever there is talk about travel! Then for some reason I started telling the story about what happened to us in Barcelona -
So, the meeting went okaaaaay - much work and organization needs to be done. Luckily we have a committee meeting next Monday!
After the meeting we went to go pick up the kids friend Jayson, who is staying with us for a few days. He and his mum are the folks that are also coming with us to Florida and on the Bahamas cruise in Sept. The kids are looking very forward to this one!! And will get their taste buds wet with our upcoming day trip to Disney's California Adventure on August 4th when they will be performing with their choir!
2013 IPC Performance at Disney (c)travelincousins.com
2013 was the last time that I saw the kids perform at Disney, and it also happens to be the last time that I visited the park. The kids then had a 2014 performance at Disney, however the date was confirmed after I was already booked and confirmed for our wonderful UK & Scandinavia Trip
Bergen, Norway (c)travelincousins.com
Needless to say, I'm quite excited about going and seeing the kids perform at Disney once again!
So now what else is going on...
I had such a BLAST at the MLB All Star Game and festivities down in San Diego last week that literally as soon as I got home I jumped on the computer and already BOOKED our hotel for next year's 88th MLB All Star Game down in Miami!
Another trip that is coming right along is our winter Euro Ski Circuit -
FLIGHTS - BOOKED HOTELS: Chamonix - BOOKED Val d'Isere - BOOKED Wengen - BOOKED Zermatt - BOOKED St Moritz - still need to book and order tickets for the FIS Kitzbuhel - still need to book Cortina - BOOKED Venice - still need to book
And of course you are aware of the next big trip that is only a mere 28 days away...