The Zany Happenings of Zaino

For as long as I can remember my dad and I have gone to Dairy Queen every Sunday during the summer. It is a tradition that I look forward to every summer! We usually walk to DQ and have our talks and joke around as we eat our ice cream.

Anyway, yesterday we made our regular walk to DQ (after much discussion about either walking or driving! Zaino said it was too hot to walk and that the ice cream would melt if we walked, but he didn’t want to drive! haha) and we discovered it was closed!!! We were both shocked and it is closed tomorrow (Labor Day)….another bummer!!! We decided to go to McDonald’s for ice cream. As we drove to McDonald’s Zaino decided that we should actually go to Jewel (right by McDonald’s) and just buy the ice cream that we want, since we couldn’t buy what we actually wanted, DQ!

So, we walked into Jewel and went straight to the ice cream aisle. We started looking at the ice cream and I think I visibly saw droll at the corner of Zaino’s mouth. He loves ice cream with candy in it and he had found the mother load! Twix, Snickers, Reese, etc. He kept saying, “How am I going to choose!” He looked over his shoulder and told me to go get a cart and he started laughing. Little did I know he was serious because he said it again. So, I went and got a cart. When I got back with the cart, I went to go get a box of waffle cones around the corner. When I returned the cart was filled with two large cartons and one small carton of ice cream. Haha, he moves fast!

When I chose my ice cream, we started to make our way to the check-out line. But, Zaino started looking at the candy ice-cream again and I made a comment that I love Klondike bars (I had pointed out the Klondike candy ice cream). Zaino then suggested that we get the Klondike bars. So, at this point we have 3 large cartons, 2 small cartons (yes he somehow got another one in the cart), waffle cones, and a 6 pack of Klondike bars.

When we were checking out, one of the Jewel workers said, “I know where we are going! To their house–they are having an ice cream social!” Oh my gosh, we probably looked ridiculous! You can be the judge!

Picture here! This is kind of embarrassing…(not including the waffle cones)

On our drive home, Zaino and I had our usual quips back and forth, laughing and giggling. I seriously live for these experiences! I love hanging out with Zaino!

As soon as we got home, Zaino went straight to work making his bowl of ice cream (using every single flavor he picked out!) He of course loved it, I don’t think my mom was as thrilled with the four flavors in her one ice cream bowl. 🙂

As summer comes to a close, our summer tradition will soon come to a close. But I know next year our tradition will continue, and we will also check the store hours on Labor Day weekend! 🙂


Comments on: "Do you want to go to Dairy Queen?" (5)

  1. It’s always sad when DQ closes. All the end of summer closings are sad. Is coffee ice cream one of your dad’s favorites? I love coffee ice cream. I recently went to a specialty ice cream shop in Portland. They had a delicious coffee ice cream, but they also had weird flavors like bone marrow ice cream. I was not adventurous enough to try that type of flavor!

  2. This is such a yummy post. Last year, my sister was in her first year of teaching. Needless to say, we had a DQ run almost every week! She’s moved to Bloomington for her second year of teaching, but whenever she comes home-DQ! Love the traditions.

    I also hate when DQ is closed…and also dislike when all the baseball teams come. It’s so crowded! 🙂 And there are like children…everywhere! Who wants that? hehe

  3. Your dad and my husband would get along great! My husband lives for weekends when my daughter comes home so that he can go out to ice cream with her because I don’t eat it anymore. There first choice is DQ and then if it is not open they too go to the store to buy some. Then after she goes home he gets to eat the leftovers by himself. We should really get these two together for some ice cream. haha

  4. I totally approve of this picture and find no shame in it! hahah. Good for you guys! It is such a internal struggle going into the ice cream aisle – so many choices! It looks like Zaino has the same struggle as me. It’s so nice that you two have such a special tradition. As I piggy back off of all the above comments, there is no sadder part of summer than when DQ closes. People still like ice cream when it’s cold out! 😦

  5. Another fun event with Zaino! I laugh out loud every time I read your posts about your dad. It is so obvious how close you two are and how much you both love life! You are so lucky to get to spend such quality, happy time together! As for the ice cream, that’s the way to go…buy it all. Get all your favorite flavors and scoop some of each into your bowl! I knew I liked Zaino for a reason:)

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