Today is National Ice Cream Day!!
Yes!! You read that right! It is National Ice Cream Day, so I hope I just inspired you to go and enjoy a big serving of ice cream today!! I had read about this great holiday a few weeks ago and could not wait to post all about it.
It turns out that In 1984, President Ronald Reagan (a man with a sweet tooth! He was addicted to jelly beans) declared July National Ice Cream month and the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day. So, throw away the calorie counter, get rid of the guilt and remember, you are being a patriot today for indulging in your favorite flavor. Enjoy these fun facts about ice cream and the history of it here in the USA. National Ice Cream Sunday Info.
Yesterday's cooking class with Gianna was so much fun!! We were literally stuffed after chowing down the final course of our meal - Strawberry Shortcake. I'll be posting a full story about our day and A La Carte cooking school this Travelin' Tuesday!
We've got a fun day planned today a the Garden City Pool and my nephew Julian will be joining us. They do a great job of scheduling a full summer of different events for the kids and this afternoon there will be a an inflatable obstacle course, a dunk tank and live music by a steel drum band. I know the kids will have a blast!! We will grab a late afternoon bite at the pool, and then top off the day with an Ice Cream Celebration in town!
Till tomorrow, have the best day possible!
Boston here we come!
I can't believe that it's National Ice Cream Day?! We happen to be heading into Boston today, and I've been looking quite forward to trying Fomu, a premium alternative ice cream shop in Cambridge. The menu and pictures really look mouth watering.. How festive! And I luv being festive!
As I mentioned, we are heading into Boston this morning. We have a matinee Red Sox vs Royals game to see at Fenway Park. I'm a big baseball fan; but let's make it clear that I am not a Red Sox fan! Yankees all the way for this girl!!
Now for the family craziness: both Dave C & Dominic happen to be Red Sox fans (poor Dominic was brainwashed over to the dark side)... Don't even ask me how this all works out!
But you'd actually be quite surprised as to how many families are split down the middle in their fan base!
Anyway speaking of craziness, we had a little adventure yesterday during our boat tour. "Mayday Mayday", those were the words that I heard our Captain calling out! For the luv of Pete?! One of the engines went out and we were stuck floating in the middle of the lake, in need of rescue.
So instead of a super hero coming to our rescue, in due time a mechanic had stepped onboard and repaired the damages. Putting us 2 hrs behind schedule and having the four of us, as well as another group of six all reminiscing about Gilligan's Island and the "Three hour tour"!
Following our adventure of the day, we had continued with our plans, and eventually wound up in Raymond, NH. Visiting the kids paternal Grandpa is always unpredictable. So you go into it almost holding your breath! Luckily the visit was somewhat pleasant, and for those uncomfortable moments Cosette and I had a case of the whispers and the giggles, which definitely helped loosen the mood.
Laughter is of course the best medicine out there!
In future travel notes: Elisa and I purchased our tickets to the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival (in October), and the countdown continues for my trip to Europe...only 16 more days to go!
Oh well, that time has come for me to go live my story so that I can write about it tomorrow!
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Catch y'all on Monday!