I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!!!!

The Le Mars Bluegrass Festival

(Oops! This post is a bit late! September is long gone by now.)

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, we played music on various stages, practiced, jammed with others, learned a lot from old timers, listened to other families perform, and were immersed in music from dawn till dusk. (I have to admit though, there was one time that we left the festival and drove to the Le Mars Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor for some monstrous, chocolate-dipped, cones piled with flavors you can only buy at Blue Bunny Ice Cream parlors.) :)

Did you know? “The storage freezer at our South Ice Cream Plant in Le Mars is 12 stories high, a city block long, holds 53,000 pallets of ice cream and maintains a 20 degrees below temperature making it one of the largest and coldest freezers in the world.”

Gettin' ready! We're tuning, warming up and getting organized before hauling our stuff to the next stage.

Somehow, it always seems to rain, and rain, and RAIN when we go to the Bluegrass festival!
So, here's a little science question for you: What happens when you mix a lot of water a lot of traffic and a big field?
Answer: a triple batch of mud! (and lots of spinning wheels)
We're jamming here with a right-handed fiddler who has to play left-handed!

Mmmmm…. Ice Cream!

Hey you! What’s your favorite flavor? Huckleberry, Raspberry Rumble, Peanut Butter Cup Perfection.... Oh, the choices!

Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor