During the second part of our vacation, we traveled to the land of windmills and open fields.
Otherwise known as: Iowa!
Why Iowa? Well, Dave and I both have relatives living there and wanted to pay them a visit. Plus, I spent some of my childhood in this state, and I have such good memories!
We just had to stop when we saw this sign:
Who knew that the ice cream capital of the world is in Le Mars, Iowa?!?
Aha! We found the Blue Bunny ice cream shop!
Inside, Dave and I opted to split a cup of ice cream. The flavor we selected was delicious. With peanut butter and chocolate swirls, I figured we couldn't go wrong! It even had little chocolate-covered peanut butter bites in the shape of bunnies! How cute is that? :)
Exploring the history of Blue Bunny as we walked around the shop was really neat. For a little city like Le Mars, being the ice cream capital of the world is a pretty cool claim to fame!
Throughout the shop, displays and videos showed how Blue Bunny makes ice cream and their history in Le Mars.
I learned lots of interesting facts as we wandered around.
For example, I had no idea that they got their name as a result of a naming contest decades ago!
Ren accompanied us on our trip and made it into quite a few photos. He photo bombed this one of the Iowan countryside:
Ren definitely felt those Iowa winds a-blowin' that day:
Oh, and let's not forget Taco John's! It was my first time eating at one of these restaurants, and the food was SO GOOD!
As you can see, Ren was thrilled:
I'm so glad my husband and I are the same kind of weird.
It's a joy being married to my best friend!