My son, Sam came to visit me in Key West this week. I loved seeing him and it reminded me that he is such an outgoing and happy person. Fun to be around and willing to try new things.
We went to a party in Mallory Square. The square is the center of lots of activities in Old Town Key West. There was live music by the Durt Bags – good rock and roll. There was some fantastic food samples to try and even snow cones.
Sam’s snow cone came with an effort. He made it himself. The elaborate machine involved a “hamster wheel” type contraption that was “human sized.” That activated the mechanism to shave the ice. The next step was a pull push devise – once again – no machines here – this loaded the ice in the cup. Then he had to whack a hammer that slammed a wooden hand on the ice to pack it down. After all this he had to use special hand grips to get the syrup to run over the ice. BONUS – syrups included Pina Colada and Margueritas – with the booze! End result – cool and tasty dessert. Good job Sam. Or should I say, “Sam HAMSTER.”