Tuesday, March 18, 2014

AFTERNOON DELIGHT AT DAIRY QUEEN


We were driving by the old Dairy Queen, over the weekend, and were surprised to see it open for the season. Usually they wait until a few days after spring arrives to reopen. Needless to say, we were shocked because temperatures outside were in the lower teens and there was a bitter wind blowing. It was freezing.  But surprise, surprise... there standing in line for ice cream were at least a dozen people. I shouted, "STOP!" to my husband who was behind the wheel. When we managed to turn the car around, to try to get a picture, of all these people decked out in their hats, coats and gloves waiting in line... they had been waited on, and were gone. So I have no proof they were there, but believe me, they were. What do you think? Is it ever too cold for an ice cream treat?

14 comments:

Paula said...

Never too cold for ice cream. We have a Dairy Queen in our town and one in the town west of us and one in the town north of us. Our's are open all time, guess because we have such warm days even in winter sometime.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

No, it's never too cold for ice cream but I'd be thinking twice before waiting in line on a freezing cold day. Hope you enjoyed some!

jack69 said...

Nah, never too cold for a Tropical Blizzard! Even in a Blizzard. LOL

betty said...

For me it is too cold; I like to have ice cream in the very hot of summer. There was an ice cream stand in Billings where we lived that was an outside one; no place to sit inside. It would open April 1st and close October 1st. Some years there would be snow on the ground for opening and closing, but there was always a line on opening day, no matter how cold it might be. The ice cream was very good, just not when it was cold out for me :)

betty

Formerly known as Frau said...

Never!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Nope, it's never too cold for ice cream! I think their ice cream is the best and love to buy it by the quart and put in the freezer.

Jean said...

There for a minute I thought you were in Andalusia, Al. ha. That Dairy Queen looks just like the one over there. It has been there every since 1950. I will have to say it's always open and people in line for ice cream and food.

Chatty Crone said...

Ours never closes!

Forty Pound Sack said...

I eat ice cream all year long, and it's been seriously cold here this year. LOVE the stuff!!

Jon said...

Dairy Queens are extremely popular here in Texas and they are open all year. I agree - it's never too cold for ice cream (or a Blizzard).

Pat MacKenzie said...

Never! Even here in the frigid north the Dairy Queens seem to do a brisk business all year round. Maybe eating ice cream makes people think of summer.

Red Rose Alley said...

No, it's never too cold for an icecream treat. I love Dairy Queen, and my son just went there the other day. Ours is open all year long, but I can see yours shutting down for awhile because of the freezing weather that you are having.

Oh, and I noticed you changed the font size on your post. I love it.

It's spring tomorrow, and I'm sending you some of our warm weather, my friend.

~Sheri

Carol Z said...

Nope. I can eat ice cream and my favorite, soft ice cream any time of year. The Mr. Softee trucks should be out soon around here.

Stephanie Faris said...

Not at all--in fact, I was just thinking our Dairy Queens are all open year round, as are our Baskin-Robbins and other ice cream/frozen yogurt shops. We had a custard shop that would shut down every winter, but they only lasted a few years. Seems it would be cost prohibitive to pay a lease on a building that you only opened for business part of the year.