Wow, time flies so fast and it’s a new month again. How I love celebrating the first day of each month as I love new beginnings. For me, it always gives me that certain feeling of excitement and hope for great things to come in the same way that I look forward to New Year celebrations. Well, we don’t need to wait that long for us to take the time to reflect on blessings received, wishes granted and memories treasured. Right?
So what is it that makes the 1st of July special? Well, there a plenty.
National Creative Ice Cream Flavours Day
First, I just learned that starting the year 1984, Ronald Reagan deemed July as the “National Ice Cream Month,” thus today is officially a “National Creative Ice Cream Flavours Day“.
Reading them again brings me to that child-like feeling of happiness every time I receive a treat whether for a reason or without. And yes, I believe this is important. It is a must for us to find ways to pamper ourselves and rejoice for just about anything. After all, life is meant to be celebrated for all its yin-and-yang. Doing so makes us sane. =)
However today, we didn’t have an ice cream. But, we did treat ourselves to another celebration that one should do every 1st of July – Hop a Park Day.
Hop – a – Park Day
Do you know that July is the coldest month for winter in South Australia? But, guess what? Mr Sunshine turned out quite spectacularly sunny today. Warm enough to invite us for a half hour drive to the southern wine capital town of Adelaide – the McLaren Vale, a town in the Fleurieu Peninsula that is about 40km from the airport.
I have written about our visit to the Hardy’s Winery – Tintara Cellar Door, and our scrumptious snack at the Cottage Bakery on this day. Meanwhile, in solidarity to today’s Hop-A-Park Day, we did hop on two parks today in McLaren Vale.
One was in McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Centre,
while the other one is at Gimmel Tassie Reserve
So, yes! We did it. We celebrated 1st of July with happiness and hope for an enjoyable winter despite the expected cold. And in this post, I especially thank my hubby for always being patient with us his noisy passengers (daily post challenge) on this trip.
Lastly, don’t miss two other big celebrations today in different parts of the globe:
Northern Territory Day in Australia
To all of you in these places and the rest of the world, Happy 1st of July!
Wishing you all the best,
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