The skies may be blue, but there's still snow hanging around, even after a few days of temperatures in the 70's!
My dear husband and I spent Saturday morning indulging in one of our favorite hobbies...driving around in the Hills.
While we were out, we walked this 5 acre parcel that's for sale (with the owner's permission). I say walked, but it was a pretty steep climb. Even though this particular spot was level enough for a house, getting up there was nearly impossible - a 50 foot climb in a very short distance. We can't imagine putting a driveway in there!
So even though the setting is lovely, we'll keep looking. We're not in a big hurry.
From there, we drove the Iron Mountain Highway. It's a beautiful drive, especially in the winter. This is the view of Mt. Rushmore from the Norbeck Overlook. It's about two miles from us to the boys on the hill as the crow flies.
But no crows were flying on Saturday. The wind was too strong! Spring is coming in 50-60 mile per hour gusts!
But regardless of wind, snow, or ice, spring is definitely coming.
How do I know?
Because Rapid City's Armadillo's Ice Cream Shop opened on March 1st! A new building, a new location, but the same great ice cream, and the customers flocked in. Huge crowds! Record breaking crowds!
Since you might not be familiar with this iconic place, you can learn more about it on their website: Armadillo's Ice Cream.
It's near and dear to my heart because it's owned by good friends. Plus, daughter Carrie works here. Best job ever, right?
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ice cream store opening?
And since some of you may never be able to stop by to try my favorite Armadillo's Ice Cream treat, I'm including my version of it here today.
I shared this a couple years ago, but my love affair with this sundae is still going strong!
The Salty Dog
This is an ice cream sundae, so of course you need to start with ice cream.
If you live near Armadillo's, pick up a quart of their chocolate or vanilla. Otherwise, you'll have to be content with ice cream from your local grocery store.
Scoop a reasonable amount of ice cream into your bowl.
Top with hot caramel, marshmallow cream, and salted peanuts.
Eat it immediately! You don't want it to melt!!!
Now it's your turn: When the weather isn't cooperating, what are the sure signs of spring where you live?
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Jan Drexler loves her family, her home, cooking and just about anything made by hand. But she loves her Lord most of all.