August 25, 2013

End of Summer





Tonight marks the official end of summer for us. Tomorrow the kids start back to school and for the first time in ten years I am officially returning to work. I still have so much to post about Peru and other summer highlights, but for now here is a taste of one of our all-time favorite summer experiences: Babe's Sno Cones in St. Martinville, Louisiana. It's a long time summer tradition...one that my mom and her eight siblings took part in every summer, one that sweetened my childhood summers, and one that my own kids now crave on super hot days. 

During our trip to Louisiana this summer, we had snow cones just about every afternoon. And Babe's really are the best. Established in 1949 and still going strong! Head down Main Street, look for the little turquoise building, the long line of eager customers, the friendly staff, and pick out your favorite flavor (mine is nectar, but almond and peach are pretty good, too!). We are sad to say good-bye to summer, but there are lots of new adventures waiting for us and we know that Babe's will be a part of many more summers to come.  

3 comments:

Dana said...

Have a great first day back! I know you'll be great at whatever you are doing.
We start today, too.

But don't you call it a snowball?

D

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Happy First Day of to you, Dana! And yes...I personally prefer snowball, but Babe's calls them "sno cones" :)

likeschocolate said...

I love how the snow cone just isn't ice covered in syrup, but it the syrup and ice almost look like sorbet! Have a great first day of school.