You will go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands.
When Uhlman’s, our favorite ice cream stand, opened for the season in March, I decided to pick ice cream flavors alphabetically. In the past, I found myself overwhelmed by the choices. This year I planned to work my way through as many of the ice cream flavors that sounded good, but in an orderly, regimented way. Thus, when we went for the first time, I started at the top of the list and ordered
Black Raspberry Chip
I followed this with
Chocolate Raspberry Truffle
and, last night, a root beer float*. Unfortunately, Uhlman’s closes for the season on Columbus Day — tomorrow — and I barely got into the Cs. I guess I’ll just have to try again in the future.
And now the obligatory new bike picture, taken last night before we rode over to the ice cream place:
We rode our bikes over to Uhlman’s yesterday, fulfilling a long-standing dream of mine. A better afternoon for cycling could hardly be imagined, and having Ian along with me turned it into a perfect activity. My only disappointment is that we waited so long, and now have lost the chance to repeat that particular happy activity again. Fortunately I know we’ll do lots of other fun things together in the future, so I’ll just keep this one as a happy memory and look forward to the new fun things too.
*I did deviate a couple times because strawberry, and then later a root beer float, sounded so good. They were.