6th Annual Hispanic Festival- Zumba Demo

A few of the ladies who attend our Zumba class asked Stephanie and I if we would do a demonstration at the Hispanic Festival at the library where they work.  The event was last Saturday in the parking lot of the Palm Bay Library.  There were lots of awesome performances by singers and dancers from our local Hispanic community.

Steph and I, being the gringas that we are, felt a little out of place bringing Zumba to the event but we also felt honored at the same time.  You see, the library’s director bumped a large Zumba studio from the schedule in favor of us!  She felt that since she attended our class and we have strictly donation based classes that promoting our little business would be more in line with the goals of the festival than promoting a large commercial studio.

I made sure to give our library friends a special shout out for inviting us to give a demo.

We had lots of wonderful people from the crowd come up to dance with us.  This guy was especially awesome!  The swelter heat of the afternoon didn’t phase him a bit 🙂

Steph and I performed five songs that made up our 20-minute performance.  The crowd’s response was awesome- lots or cheering and dancing.  We enjoyed our time at the festival very much.

The librarians kindly set us up with some amazing food to go.  We didn’t eat at the festival because we were so incredibly hot from our workout.  Both Steph and I felt nauseous and had headaches from the heat.  I did devour the pork, plantains and rice and beans when I got home though.  Let me tell you that it was some of the best food I’ve ever had.  So, so good!

Thanks to Lisa and Josephine and all the rest of the ladies from the Palm Bay Library for having us at this awesome event!  And thanks to the Hispanic community for welcoming us!


Cold Fusion

J and I decided to take the boys out for ice cream on Saturday night.  A store recently opened up a few towns over that puts a new spin on the concept of an ice cream parlor.  It’s called Cold Fusion.

They make ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen custard, etc. right before your very eyes by freezing the ingredients with liquid nitrogen!

The boys thought it was so neat to watch the staff make the frozen treats.

Little known fact: I was in charge of making liquid nitrogen (LN2) ice cream at the chemical engineering booth at the UF career fair when I was in college.  I guess I could easily work at a place like this 🙂

The boys loved it when the chilly liquid nitrogen fog came out from under the glass guard.  You can see the LN2 nozzle covered with ice in the above photo.  Liquid nitrogen something like 320 degrees F below zero.  So you can imagine how fast the ice cream freezes!

Here’s what we all ordered:

J- cake batter ice cream with tons of cinnamon (tastes like a snickerdoodle cookie)

Me- peanut butter ice cream with peanut butter cups

Wildman- cake batter ice cream with Nerds

Cutie Pie- Pepsi ice cream with peanut M&Ms

It was totally worth the half an hour drive to get to the store.  We all enjoyed our yummy treats.  It was after 8 PM when we decided to head over so you might have noticed that my kids were already in their pajamas!  LOL!