Waiting for summer in California was this year like standing in a line of 300 people and being the last one! But I finally am wearing one of my dozen shorts and sleeveless tops! Ahem, I probably have more than a dozen...
A summer in California is a walk on the beach (Corona del Mar)
But no matter where I am in the world, in the summer people go out more, enjoy and relax more.
Even got my good friend E. to paint with me, one day early at the beach. We were college buddies in Holland. She always wanted to draw, but never got to it. So I helped her as much as I could in the short time she was here. After her vacation here in California she has been painting oils in Holland! Yay, I love it when I can get people to develop what has been inside of them all along.
I never finished that drawing...shhh, don't tell!
Summer in California includes ice cream! This state I've been told is one of the highest on eating ice cream. My favorite is a mix of chocolate, vanilla with a hint of rum, and pistachio nut (the Italians call it spumoni).
But ice cream is not everywhere as much valued as in the USA. Where else in the world can you get 31 flavors??
When we were in China a couple of years ago, we were celebrating my birthday in Shen-shen, a very modern city across from Hong Kong on the mainland. We were in a big restaurant. The waitresses all had long beautiful flowing dresses. The menus were also in English. I wanted ice cream as dessert, but couldn't make it clear to the waitress.
I even got help from a 7 year old boy who spoke flawless English. He listened in on our conversation with the waitress. Then he ran back to his mother, who told me that the only way to get any ice cream is to go to the little shop around the corner, where they had frozen treats in their small fridge. When I asked how they got to talk such immaculate English, they said that it was from watching American movies!
What's your favorite ice cream?