Yesterday my family participated in the 3rd Annual Father's Day Ice Cream Tour, which consisted of strolling along Massachusetts street in downtown Lawrence and eating ice cream at various establishments. I know this sounds like a decadent, unhealthy indulgence, akin to a pub crawl, but it's actually much tamer than it sounds. We simply visited three ice cream shops and as a family shared one scoop at each shop, so during the course of the tour each only eats a meager scoop of ice cream.
This year's tour was special because it was the first year my daughter grasped the concept and tackled it with a Christmas-morning exuberance. She got a kick out of huddling around a bowl of ice cream and sharing it with her family. The following was the itinerary for the 2008 Tour:
- At Ben and Jerry's we enjoyed a scoop of Lemonade Sorbet.
- At Sylas and Maddy's we dug into a scoop of Birthday Bash, a vanilla ice cream swirled with chocolate cake and sprinkles.
- At Sheridan's we shared a Caramel Pretzel Crunch Concrete. This was the first year the tour ventured outside downtown Lawrence.
Happy Father's Day,