Friday, June 29, 2012

Strawberry Days

There exists in a nearby city a fun little festival called Strawberry Days.
(Yes, this sign says "Straberry Days" instead of "Strawberry Days,"
but I didn't create it, and it was the best I could find.
You're just going to have to deal with it.)
I've heard that, every year, they give out free strawberries and cream,
but this year I learned that the cream is magical. 
Naturally, we decided to check it out.
On a pleasantly cool Tuesday evening, 
J, M, and I headed out to get some free strawberries and magic cream!
and also enjoy the free concert in the park.
The event started at 7:30, and we arrived around 8:00.
The band performing the free concert in the park was none other than The Beach Boys!
Just kidding.
They were probably about the same age, though,
only this group was performing other artists' music.
They were decent, but not worth the trip.  
No, we had come for the strawberries and cream.
Let's be honest - I was pretty much there for the cream.
There were approximately 1,000,000 people there, 
and as we followed the crowds to the strawberries and cream line,
we passed many people enjoying their magic dessert.

Then we got in line.

Only it turned out not to be the line for free strawberries and cream.
Unfortunately, it was the line for watching the crew clean off the tables,
for sadly,
all the strawberries and magic were gone.

After half an hour.

Wouldn't you think that a city that apparently produces enough strawberries to host a festival named after them would have enough that they'd last half an hour? Perhaps 45 minutes?


So we chose to skip out on the free concert and head over for some ice cream,
since it's probably close to magic cream.
J and I recently discovered a Maggie Moo's by our house
(and I loooooove Maggie Moo's, partly for nostalgic reasons and partly because it's delicious),
and that's where we went to satisfy our craving for magic.
When we arrived, we saw this taped to the door:

Was everything conspiring to keep us from achieving magical status?!
It was really quite disappointing.
I love Maggie Moo's.  Aside from the fact that I wanted ice cream, I was also really sad that this business I'd been so excited to see wasn't actually there.

We ended up settling on Coldstone, where I discovered Oatmeal Cookie Batter ice cream.
Although it was no magic cream,
it was still pretty good.
And it was a fun night spent adventuring with my husband and brother.
We'll probably try again next year. :)


Annegirl said...

"Unfortunately, it was the line for watching the crew clean off the tables." Pahahaha. Dang it. Glad you found some sugary food eventually. =)

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