So, I just got the coolest package EVER. My grandpa, who’s kind of my soul twin, mentioned that I should expect a box in the mail sometime this week and to be sure to open it immediately. He told me this a couple different times as we talked on the phone throughout the week, which I thought was a little odd, but I assumed either a) he was sending me pears, which he’s done before (I LOVE them and eat them like candy but wasn’t really sure why I’d need to open them right away) OR b) he was sending me something that he was just really excited about.
Yesterday, the mysterious package came. Any guesses as to what was inside?
What about now?
Uh yeah, it was a box packed with ice cream! HECK YES. You can bet I was flipping out! There was a cooler filled with pints of ice cream, and then a solid layer of dry ice on top of the cooler, and then the cooler was in this big box, so after traveling for hours in the 95 degree heat, the ice cream was still perfectly solid.
He sent six different flavors of McConnell’s ice cream, which I’d never tried before since it’s a brand local to Santa Barbara, CA. I’ve already sampled the salted caramel chip and the double peanut butter chip (and shared with my family, of course) and the closest brand it resembles to me is Häagen Dazs.So far, the double peanut butter chip is my favorite, which is peanut butter ice cream with a peanut butter swirl and chocolate chips. Drool.I always joke that ice cream is my love language because I LOVE when people give me ice cream (and I’ve actually given friends pints of ice cream for their birthday in the past) but I’ve never received a whole box full of pints in the mail before. Best. care. package. ever.
I called my grandpa right after I got the package to let him know I’d received it, and he said it was a welcome-home-from-indonesia-here-now-relax-and-have-some-ice-cream-before-crazy-school-life-starts-again-gift. Well, okay- works for me!
And I say he’s my soul twin because we love so many of the same things from hiking to historical fiction to sudoku to murder mystery novels to biking and obviously, to ice cream! He’s the one I can blame for teaching me it’s okay to eat ice cream at any time of the day, AND he introduced me to Ben & Jerry’s way back in the day. He also taught me it’s easier to scoop hard ice cream with a fork, which is really true! But then your ice cream has fork marks in it…Anyway, thanks for letting me share my excitement about this fun gift– I honestly wish there was a way I could share the ice cream with all of you! I hope you have a great weekend and get to enjoy some ice cream (unless you’re lactose intolerant or healthier than I am– in that case, enjoy your own favorite treat) sometime soon!
Questions for you:
Have you ever sent or received a care package?
What would be in your “best care package ever”?