Saturday, August 20, 2011
sno cones and summer
Although I try to stay health conscious with my eating habits for the most part, one of my favorite summer indulgences is a sno cone. It really takes me back to childhood, when my family spent many summer evenings waiting in a rather lengthy line at The Best Sno Cone Place in town, trying new things on their extensive list of flavors (except for my dad--he always got a coconut cream pie flavored sno cone!). That stand has long been closed down, but my warm sentiments toward this cold summer treat remain.
However, this year I've had to wait patiently (okay...impatiently...I complained about it...a lot!) all summer to get one because apparently, they do not exist in Columbus! There are ice cream trucks...But no sno cone stands. And boy, do people look at you like you are nuts if you even so much as ask where all of them are, nevermind suggest that the city could use a few!
Here in Arkansas, they open up just as soon as cavities have begun to form from those chocolate Easter bunnies and close promptly at the sound of Labor Day's end-of-summer whistle. Luckily I got my trip home in just in time for an end-of-the-season sno cone. I went with my brother, James, and had half vanilla, half coconut, while he had watermelon. I suppose my visit will have to keep me satisfied until next year!