Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cookies and Ice Cream

Well, we are back at the Colorado River Thousand Trails in Columbus, Texas. Yesterday, Jim played golf and I went to the cookie exchange here at the park. There were 14 of us, each brought their cookie dough and it was then baked in the big oven at the farm house. Here's the finished product!

I came home with 4 dozen cookies of all varieties. Yum!!!

Today, we made the 35 mile drive to Brenham. Our destination was the

We arrived about 30 minutes before our tour was to begin. We picked up our tour tokens and then walked around the property until it was time for the tour.

When the tour began, we weren't able to take pictures inside. I know that in many factory tours you are not able to take pictures. I thought it was something about trade secrets in the manufacturing, but the guide explained it was for their employees' privacy.  It was interesting to see all the different aspects in making the ice cream. Blue Bell is the third most popular ice cream in the country and they use the milk from 50,000 cows each day in making their ice cream products. After the tour, we all went into their store and were able to choose a flavor for a large scoop of ice cream. Jim had Spiced Pumpkin Nut and I had Christmas Cookie. Both were scrumptious! As we were leaving, we had someone take our picture in front of the Christmas tree.

 We were expecting rain, there was a 60% chance today. Instead, we were treated to sunshine and it was 78 degrees outside when we completed the tour. It was a great day!

We'll be here through the weekend and will then head to Austin for the holidays.

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