One of the many pleasures of last week's mission trip to Joplin was Braum's. As we drove into Carthage, MO on our way to our new home at 1st Pres we passed a sign with a giant ice cream cone. It couldn't be a coincidence that ice cream was within walking distance. Every day after the work site and showers a group hit Braum's. Sometimes it was 20 of us and sometimes it was 4. Every time it was awesome. The staff is friendly, the location was ideal, and the pricing on ice cream cones can't be beat. $1.45 (including tax) for a single dip in a waffle cone! My featured sundae above was the hot fudge peanut butter sundae with peanut butter cup ice cream. So perfect.
Naturally I had to look up Braum's. We were so lucky. The only Braum's in Missouri was in the our home base of Carthage. The majority are in Oklahoma (where they have their own dairy farm) with a few in southern Kansas. Since I still haven't been to Oklahoma, I would have missed out all together.
It was meant to be a part of our mission trip experience. God does nothing by accident.