St. Louis Trip, Day 6, Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Wednesday evening in St. Louis, our friend Kate, Karen's rommate, said she had noticed an ice cream shop on her way in to town, and suggested we stop there. So, we walked the few blocks from our dorm to Serendipity Ice Cream.
It had been very warm all week (except for whenever it rained), so ice cream was a welcome treat. We had spent the evening before at the volleyball court, which was a lot of fun--but had left us drenched in sweat. Eating ice cream was a much less strenuous activity!
Serendipity seemed like a popular place; there was quite the line ordering ice cream. Sundaes were $6.25. Shakes and malts were $4.25. Regular cones were $2.99. There were all sorts of flavors to choose from, some of which I had never seen before.
I, as usual, ordered mint chip. A more adventurous person might think ordering the same type of ice cream everywhere would be boring, but it's not! There's nothing quite the same as cool, refreshing mint with chocolate. The Serendipity flavor tasted a little different from the mint chip I'm used to at home--adding the perfect touch of variety.
If I recall correctly, Kate (left) had bubble-gum flavored ice cream, and Karen (right) had butter pecan. One of my sisters had a banana split, and my father had a chocolate-dipped cone with peanuts. I don't remember what Karen's dad, Mike, and my other sister ordered; but everyone seemed pleased with their choices.
We noticed other girls and their families from the SPGI chess camp at the ice cream shop as well. And a father was playing chess against his son at another table.
I've never tasted bad ice cream, so it's hard for me to imagine how an ice cream shop could not be a good place to stop. Everything at Serendipity seemed nice and clean, and the staff worked efficiently to keep the line moving.
Stopping at Serendipity was a great idea from Kate, and a wonderful time spent with family and friends! I would definitely consider returning if I am ever in the area again on a hot summer day.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream and why?