For as long as I can remember many people in my family have been going away at least one time each summer to this adorable little Beach town on the Gulf Coast.
- This little town is like going back in time.
It’s like a Beachside Mayberry or something. Right there next to the beach there is an adorable little ice cream shop that I think has been there since the town has been there. We all love to stop in there and get ourselves a scoop or sometimes even a shake. The only thing that we really disliked about the ice cream shop was the fact that it had no air conditioning or heating. Now, really, we never needed heating because it is the summer in the south after all, but having no HVAC system at all was really kind of odd. True, it is an old fashioned little town, but nonetheless they were the only business that I knew of that did not have air conditioning. Think about it, this little town relies heavily on tourism, so the businesses tend to cater to the tourists. That means that they need to have good air conditioning so that the tourist can get inside and enjoy the cool air. So, because of the pandemic, there were two years that we did not go to the beach. This year, finally, we have been able to head out to our little Beach Town. My granddaughter was even talking about how she couldn’t wait to get that homemade ice cream at the ice cream shop. Well, when we got there we discovered that the little ice cream shop had been totally renovated. It wasn’t even recognizable. It was very sad in a way, because it just seemed like our little town was changing too much. However, when we went inside we discovered that part of the change included modern HVAC technology. That’s right they were embracing air conditioning! Finally! In fact they have HVAC with Zone control so that in the back area where they are working and making hamburgers and such they can have the air conditioning really blasting them and keep the thermostat setting even lower than out front. It’s really kind of amazing.