a bench with a view

a bench with a view

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Net

More A/Z (where we walk our corgi, Koda)

N - Net

This area is great for parties. Usually every Saturday and Sunday from spring to fall there will be at least one party if not more being celebrated.  People go all out too with their celebrations, bringing grills, nets like this, tables, chairs, chafing dishes, etc.  Since I'm a people watcher, I always like to watch to see what is being celebrated and how they are celebrating it.


See the bouncie  house in this picture?  Those are very popular in party celebrations. 

 
 
 
It amazes me how much money is spent for a child's birthday party between pinatas, bouncie houses, games set up, etc.  Good for the economy though.
 
N is also for novelties from the ice cream truck.  There are usually several of them during the nice weather months driving around enticing people with their delicious goodies.
 
 
 What is your favorite ice cream flavor? 
 
I have so many, but my favorite, favorite is chocolate chip

39 comments:

Liz A. said...

Do those ice cream trucks play that annoying music? Over and over and over again?

Bouncy houses are fun. But not with big kids. It's fun to watch them when they're filled with little kids.

The only ice cream flavor is chocolate. At least for me.

Eileen T said...

Definitely mint choc chip ... or maybe rum and raisin ...or honeycomb ... or ... no sorry, can't choose a favourite!

Eileen @ In My Playroom (also doing the A to Z Challenge)

Sue Elvis said...

Betty,

Birthday parties held in public parks are also very popular here in Australia. We call bouncie houses jumping castles! That looks like a volley ball net. I wonder if it is. My favourite ice cream flavour? I'm the kind of person who spends a long time trying to make up her mind and then buys the same flavour as usual: chocolate!

J Hanna said...

I think it is great when parents can afford to have this kind of a party for kids. I just worry about kids whose parents cannot afford these things, and then have the social pressure to have parties that live up to those of their friends. I never had a big birthday party as a kid, and mostly got toys and books. It was enough for me.

Fanny Barnes Thornton said...

Pleased to meet you, Betty. Thank you for commenting on my blog.
It's the same here in the UK with children's parties, especially in the summer when bouncy castles pop up everywhere.
I like most ice cream, but I think my favourite is pistachio.
I like the pictures.
Yay for the Lord Jesus.
Blessings.

Bijoux said...

Wait, isnt every month a nice weather month where you are? LOL

I'm not an ice cream person, but I like hot fudge and whipped cream!

Carol Noren Johnson said...

For maybe 40 years I have liked Baskin Robbins' Vanilla Almond Fudge. Actually I don't know where Baskin Robbins' is locally--good thing.

the little princess said...

nice blog! and i like the way u are carrying us through little snippets of the place you stay...very colourful!!

thanks for dropping by earlier.

lyndagrace said...

Kids do enjoy those bouncy houses. At my grandson’s last party, he turned 6, my 6’4” son-in-law decided to get in there with the kids. It was a funny site to see.

I’ll take vanilla in a cone dipped in chocolate.

Intense Guy said...

I used to love Bryer's Vanilla Fudge...

I always think its nice seeing people use public parks - it just seems to be the way things should be.

:)

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

We've had several parties at a park like that over the years. It's fun when you have lots of room to spread out and play. Most of my children have nice big back yards though and that is where many of them are spent. My daughter has one of those bouncy houses and the grands all enjoyed playing in it at her son's birthday party last year. They are a huge hit.

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

I forgot to say my favorite ice cream is Butter Pecan!

jack69 said...

Butter pecan is THE flavor.
I have no problem with folks having big parties, when they can afford it. But it is a pity for someone to go in to debt for something the children will remember only a short span.

But who am I, other than an observer. I think we all enjoy people watching.
Love from South Carolina, next entry from North Carolina

Linda said...

I'd always get chocolate chip when we'd stop for cones. That net and weather, so inviting, I'd love to play volleyball there!

joeh said...

Our parties used to be in the basement, pin the tail on the donkey, ice cream cake and we could invite just our friends. No stupid goody bags no invites to kids we didn't like so as not to hurt their feelings. We had as much fun as they no have in their expensive venues...Chucky Cheese? I'd rather eat glass.

susie said...

Breyers mint choc chip and Haagen-Dazs coffee

Yum

CA Heaven said...

People watching is fun. I do that too >:)

Cold As Heaven

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

My favorite ice cream flavor is definitely chocolate, especially if it's got peanut butter or chocolate chunks or brownie pieces in it. I also like coffee ice cream. And now I'm hungry…. :)

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Joanne Noragon said...

I'm no fan of the bloated rites of passage put on for children, especially as I shepherd three new youngsters into the adult world. My grandson graduates this year. His mother put on a super extravaganza for his older sister, for which she probably remains in debt. My grandson got a new suit and will get a handshake. That's all I can do.
Love Hershey's chocolate peanut butter. No Hershey stores around here, fortunately.

Paula Kaye said...

I am one of those people who thinks having parties like these for kids is ridiculous! How much better the money could be spent for something much more lasting. We barely recognized birthdays when I was growing up and with my kids and grand kids we just have a small family celebration. My favorite ice cream is boring old vanillla

Stephanie Faris said...

There are ice cream flavors...and there are the selections found on ice cream trucks. Love the popsicles with the cookie coating...whatever those are called!

Pat Hatt said...

Don't eat dairy at all at my sea, does not play nice. Volleyball is fun though

TARYTERRE said...

Like ice cream but I usually eat sorbet. MANGO is my favorite.

Jerralea said...

I'm a people watcher, too. Yes it is amazing what people will spend for birthday parties.

Your photo of the ice cream truck brought back memories of the only time I lived in town to even see an ice cream truck! I liked fudgsicles the best.

Ok, I still do ...

Debby@Just Breathe said...

When asked....my answer will always be butter pecan! It reminds of all the parties and picnics that we would see when we would go into La Jolla every weekend when we lived nearby.

Birgit said...

I went into one of those bouncy houses a few years ago and, although fun as I found my inner kid, I had greater respect for kids since they can do that without feeling like they left an arm behind. My favourite ice cream-simple delicious chocolate

Mary said...

Growing up, birthday parties were low cost parties, in the backyard or in the house. Mom made plates of sandwiches or grilled hotdogs, served punch or soda and there'd be cake and ice cream. We'd play games or put on records and dance. We did the same with our kids. I think too many parents have caught the "keeping up with the Jones'" bug.

My favorite ice cream flavor.. that's tough.. I'm tied between coffee or maple walnut.

Nicki Elson said...

Oh how we used to love it when the ice cream man came along. My favorite was always the chocolate eclair bar...I think that's what it was called, but it was a looong tiime ago.

JosephAlsarraf said...

Ice cream, yum! My favorite is vanilla, or sometimes strawberry. I don't know I can't decide!
: )

Sean @ His And Her Hobbies said...

I saw someone say that honeycomb is their favourite flavour. I have never tried honeycomb icecream but I love honeycomb so I'm sure I would love it. Guess I will have to wait till I am in Australia next to try it. I miss the icecream truck that we had in my hometown as it was soft serve and you could get it with nuts and malt. Yummy! The trucks here in VA don't have soft serve so I don't frequent them much.

Sean at His and Her Hobbies

Mevely317 said...

Now I'm wondering HOW you managed to capture these images with no humans around! Funny, I never considered this area so populated as you've mentioned the last couple days, but it seems almost a shame to have the tranquility broken by party-goers.

You know, I can't remember the last time I had ice cream ... isn't that crazy? I've no lactose intolerance; it's just not something I crave.

Chatty Crone said...

I love chocolate - but my grandson loves the Spongebob one....

Sharon said...

My favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip. Followed closely by Rocky Road. Every once in a while, usually only on vacation, I'll splurge and get a scoop of each. Ah, nothing like calorie-laden heaven!!

GOD BLESS!

Yolanda Renee said...

I'm a vanilla kind of gal! LOL

But I've always loved the orange cream push-ups!

KT Did said...

Chocolate Mint... in a old fashioned cone. Yummy!
Katy Did

Life's Ride In Between

The Brown Recluse said...

One of my favorite ice creams is Edy's slow churned caramel delight. MmmmMMM!

I think its nuts to spend so much on birthdays! Kids these days get more on their birthdays than we did as kids for Christmas three years in a row!! I didn't have my first birthday party until I was 40!

Secret Agent Woman said...

Chocolate mint chip for generic ice cream. But I'm a huge fan of Ben & Jerry's Karamel Sutra and their Cherry Garcia.

Linda :) said...

How Fun!! I like french vanilla with caramel sauce... :)

Donna Amis Davis said...

Jamocha Almond Fudge, with a veer every once in awhile over to some Pecan Praline. Unless I'm trying to be virtuous, and stick with a fruit sherbet.

Your pictures look almost like where we celebrated our grandkiddos bday party just a few weeks ago.
Donna On Palawan @ Quintessential San Diego From A to Z