Thursday, July 21, 2011


Hello bloggers,

I'm sure the title of this post is pretty self-explanitory. It's hot, and by hot, I mean really really hot! I believe our high today was 98 degrees or something crazy like that. The heat index reached 105 degrees!

I guess it was a good day to visit an ice cream factory then, right? Well, sort of. At camp, we took the kiddos to the Ben and Jerry's factory which is about a 40 minute bus ride from camp. Because of the long bus ride, we wanted to give the kids a lot of time at the factory. We were there from 10-2. Although it was cool in the factory, we spent most of our time outside, eating lunch, playing on the playground, seeing the cows, and visiting the flavor graveyard. Basically, we were outside for 3 and a half out of the 4 hours we were there. 

Despite the extremely hot temperatures, the trip was really fun! We got to sample ice cream. More specifically, we got to be taste testers and got to sample the Americone Dream  flavor. It was really good! The flavor was comprised of vanilla ice cream, a caramel swirl, and chocolate covered waffle cone pieces. Although I was perfectly satisfied with the sample, a lot of the campers were disappointed because we didn't actually get to have ice cream cones. Last year we did because we went on a slow day and they gave us free coupons. That didn't happen this year, and at 4 dollars a pop, it wasn't in the camp budget to purchase 120 ice cream cones for staff and campers. 480 dollars for ice cream....well worth it in my opinion : )

Aren't they precious?

It's Ben and Jerry! Not really, but on a side note, I did 
go to high school with Jerry's son. 

After a 5AM run this morning, working from 6:45am to 4:30pm, I'm pooped. I'm currently vegetating in the comforts of my air conditioned home. I'm doing some laundry and doing some planning for work tomorrow. Pretty soon, I'm going to make myself some dinner, do some reading, watch Jeopardy of course, and go to bed! 

I have to gear up for my super long day tomorrow. I'll be up at 5AM for work, work all day, go to an appointment right after work, and then straight to my friend's pot luck party. Some of my coworkers invited me out to the bars tomorrow night too. Whether I partake in that activity or not, I still probably be out n' about until at least 11:00 or 12:00. Super long day!!! It's okay, though, because I'm planning on relaxing the rest of the weekend. 

Hopefully, I can drag someone along to see Winnie the Pooh with me. I know it's for kids, but the preview makes me want to cry. I'm a baby...haha. 

Sorry for the post; I'm just beat. I wanted to talk about something more serious today, but I really feel like typing up a big, long, complicated post. I'll fill you in soon, though. Just some family issues I've been worried about. 

It's almost the weekend!

1)What's your favorite ice cream flavor? Ben and Jerry's...I'd have to say Half Baked. Any other brand....I love me some cake batter (I don't like Ben and Jerry's, though...too sweet). Oh, and I also love creemees. Unfortunately, I'm lactose intolerant, though, so too much ice cream makes my tummy blow up like a ballon! No fun. 

2) What movies do you secretly love? Homeward Bound is an all time favorite of mine. 

1 comment:

  1. What a fun trip! And perfect for this rather grossly hot weather haha
    And I am going to go ahead and full-on agree with you, half-baked is the best! I mean brownie AND cookie dough in one ice cream?! How can you go wrong?
    That is a great movie! The first time I watched it (I was about 6) I actually cried when Sassy was in the river, but then she survived and I was okay :)