Saturday, July 28, 2012


My husband, Jason, and I recently PCS-ed(Permanant Change of Station) to Rock Island Arsenal. The actual base is in Illinois, but we are living in Iowa. It's on the border of the two states, which is kinda cool. Anyhoo...we have been here for about a week and a half. Getting settled, unpacking, organizing, etc. has been taking most of our time up. We have been exploring the city a tad, but not an enormous amount...yet.

Last night, after a day of sanding a cabinet, painting a cabinet(for the nursery), shopping for baby hangers, and decor, we decided we were going to try this place called Whitey's. We have seen it driving around(it's like Starbucks in LA), practically one on every corner. You wouldn't be able to guess by the name what type of place this, it's not racist...and that it is actually an ice cream shop.

I LOVE sweets! I could eat dessert before dinner if my hubby would let me. Sugar makes my heart melt. And if it wasn't for Jason, I would probably have diabetes by now. So...we decide we are going to WALK to the nearest Whitey's in our neighborhood, which is 1.5 miles. Doesn't seem like a lot, right? Well, the walk there wasn't bad. There are a lot of hills and I guess since I'm preggo(and really out of shape) I get winded fast. Needless to say it wasn't the fastest walk, but we made it in about half an hour.

We were about a hundred feet away and already saw the line in the drive-thru was out the door and so was the line inside. No joke, probably about 15 cars and aboue 30 people inside waiting to place an order with the ice cream fairies. We walked in and parked ourselves in line, staring wide eyed at all the options. Milkshakes, sundaes, banana splits, 1 dip vs. 3 dips, flavors called "white tiger paws" and "graham central station". WHAT THE HECK!? So many options and I can not make a decision to save my life. Very overwhelming.

By the time it was our turn, we both had decided. I ordered a 2-dip banana split, flavors being Sgt. Camo(just because all the proceeds to go a veteran charity) and fresh banana with hot fudge and marshmallow cream as my toppings. Jason ordered a 3-dip sundae with fresh banana, praline pecan, and wite tiger paws with a butterscotch topping. They were both a tough decision(almost life-changing) and a mouth full to say to the boy who looked he was twelve. He was impressive because he didn't even write down our order. Kudos to you, 12 year old boy and thank you for our delicious treat.

And I am not lying when I say it was delicious! Obviously, since I love sweets and you can never go wrong with a banana split. It was WAY too much to eat though. My eyes were bigger than my sweet loving belly and the walk home was even slower than the walk there. The only reason I pushed myself to walk home was because 1: I had to pee and 2: I felt like I needed to walk off the 47 pounds of sugar I just consumed.

We survived, made it home safely(on a sugar high), and decided we will definitely be back to Whitey's again. It is not an every week tradition to be had, but don't worry Mr. Whitey...we shall return. I would like to thank Iowa for having such a cute little ice cream shop for us to enjoy.


  1. Gotta love whiteys! Welcome to the quad cities! ( this is Sara, one of the writers from the quad city moms blog). Hope to see u at an event soon!

    1. Thanks! It's better than I thought here (no offense IA). I would LOVE to go to an event! I need some friends out here, too. :)